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ANNUAL 
TOWN REPORT 




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CHELMSFORD 

1984 



IN MEMORIAM 



EUGENE J. DOODY 

Board of Selectmen 1970 - 1973 
School Committee 1966 - 1968 

EUSTACE B. FISKE 

Sinking Fund Committee 1957 - 1976 

ALBERT J. LUPIEN 

School Committee 1946 - 1949 

OLIVER A. REEVES 

Board of Health 1949 - 1970 



ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 



Town of Chelmsford 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 



1984 



GENERAL INFORMATION 



Incorporated 

Type of Government 
Location 



County 

Land Area: 

Population, 1984: 

Assessed Valuation 1984 

Tax Rate: 

United States Senators in Congress: 

5th Congressional District 

State Senator 

Representative in General Court: 

16th Middlesex District 

Accounting Department 

Assessors Office 

Board of Health 

Highway Department 

Office 

Garage 

Public Libraries 

Adams Library 

Children's House 

McKay Library 

School Superintendent 

Selectmen's Office 

Town Clerk 

Tax Collector & Treasurer 

Veterans' Agent 



May, 1655 

Town Meeting 

Eastern Massachusetts, bordered by Lowell and 

Tyngsboro on the North, Billerica on the East, 

Carlisle on the South, and Westford on the West. It 

is 24 miles from Boston, 40 miles from Worcester, 

and 225 miles from New York City. 

Middlesex 

22.54 Square Miles 

31,247 

1823,389.986.00 (Real Estate) 

$ 27,781,500.00 (Personal Property) 

$21.50 

Chester G. Atkins, Concord 
Carol C. Amick, Bedford 



Bruce N. Freeman, Chelmsford 

Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. -5 

Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. -5 

Monday Evenings 7:00 p.m. -8 

(Except June, July & August) 

Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m 



00 p.m. 
00 p.m. 
00 p.m. 



Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. 

Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m. 

Monday 1:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. 

Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m. 

Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. -5:30 p.m. 

Sunday 2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. 

Monday and Wednesday .... 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. 

Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. 

Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. -5:30 p.m. 

Monday - Thursday 1 :00 p.m. -8 p.m. 

Friday - Closed 

Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 

Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m.- 

Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m.- 

Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m.- 

Monday Evenings 7:00 p.m.- 

(Except June. July & August) 

Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m.- 

Monday Evenings 7:00 p.m.- 

(Except June, July & August) 

Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 

MEETINGS 



5 


00 p.m. 


4 


30 p.m. 


5 


00 p.m. 


5 


00 p.m. 


8 


00 p.m. 


5:00 p.m. 


8 


00 p.m. 



Annual Election 
Annual Town Meeting 
Selectmen 
School Committee 
Planning Board 
Appeals Board 
Conservation Commission 
Board of Health 
Housing Authority 



First Saturday in April 

Last Monday in April 

7:00 p.m. -every other Monday 

7:30 p.m. -every other Tuesday 

7:30 p.m. -2nd & 4th Wed. of month 

7:30 p.m. -4th Thursday of month 

8:00 p.m. -1st & 3rd Tues. of month 

7:30 p.m. -2nd & 4th Mon. of month 

7:30 p.m. -1st Tuesday of month 



12 Precincts 
McCarthy Jr. High 
Town Offices 
Parker School 
Town Offices 
Town Offices 
Town Offices 
Town Offices 
10 Wilson Street 



ELECTED TOWN OFFICIALS 

Moderator 

Dennis E. McHugh 
(Term Expires 1987) 

Town Clerk 

Mary E. St.Hilaire 
(Term Expires 1987) 



Board of Selectmen 

Claude A. Harvey Term Expired 1984 

Bonita A. Towle Term Expires 1985 

John P. Emerson Jr Unexpired Term Expires 1985 

Paul C. Hart Term Expires 1986 

DennisJ. Ready Term Expires 1986 

Roger A. Blomgren Term Expires 1987 

Treasurer & Tax Collector 

James R. Doukszewicz Term Expires 1987 

Board of Assessors 

James H. McBride Term Expires 1985 

Ruth K. Delaney .Term Expires 1986 
Janet Lombard Term Expires 1987 

Cemetery Commissioners 

Everett V. Olsen Term Expires 1985 

Gerald L. Hardy Term Expires 1986 

Charlotte P. DeWolf Term Expires 1987 

Chelmsford Housing Authority 

Ruth K. Delaney Term Expires 1985 

William P. Keohane Term Expires 1986 

Claude A. Harvey Term Expires 1987 

Robert L. Hughes Term Expires 1988 

Pamela Turnbull Term Expires 1988 

Board of Health 

Paul F. McCarthy Term Expires 1985 

Paul J. Canniff Term Expires 1986 

Peter Dulchinos Term Expires 1987 

Park Commissioners 

Robert L. Wetmore Term Expires 1985 

Eileen Duffy Term Expires 1986 

Mary P. Bennett Term Expires 1987 

Planning Board 

Charles A. Parlee Term Expires 1985 

Henrick R.Johnson, Jr Term Expires 1985 

Rosalind M. Boyle Term Expires 1985 

Ann McCarthy Term Expires 1986 

John F. McCarthy Term Expires 1986 

Eugene E. Gilet Term Expires 1987 

Thomas E. Firth Jr Term Expires 1987 



School Committee 

Nicholas G. Gavriel Term Expires 1985 

James Brough Term Expires 1986 

Carl A. Olsson Term Expires 1986 

Samuel Poulten Term Expires 1987 

Carol C. Cleven Term Expires 1987 

Sewer Commissioner 

Burton A. Segall Term Expires 1985 

John P. Emerson, Jr Term Expires 1986 

Jean R. Organ Term Expires 1987 

DennisJ. Ready Term Expired 1984 

Trustees of Public Libraries 

Susan G. Cantin Term Expires 1985 

Roger P. Welch Term Expires 1985 

Janet B. Hendl Term Expires 1986 

Brenda M. McDermott Term Expires 1986 

Elizabeth A. McCarthy Term Expires 1987 

D. Lorraine Lambert Term Expires 1987 

James W. Cooper Resigned 

Constable 

William E. Spence Term Expires 1986 

Tree Warden 

Frank Wojtas Term Expires 1987 

Donald P. Gray Term Expired 1984 

Finance Committee 
(Appointed by Moderator) 

Marion E. Marshall Term Expires 1985 

Myra Silver Term Expires 1985 

George Ripsom Term Expires 1986 

DavidJ. McLachlan Term Expires 1986 

Sheryl A. Boss Term Expires 1987 

Martin Ames Term Expires 1987 

Dwight M. Hayward Term Expires 1987 

Thomas L. Gorndt Resigned 

Varney Playground Commissioners 
(Elected at Town Meeting) 

Robert C. McManimon Term Expires 1985 

Norbert J. McHale Term Expires 1986 

HarryJ. Ayotte Term Expires 1987 




BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Roger A. Blomgren, Paul C. Hart, Dennis J. Ready, Bonita A. Towle, John P. Emerson, Jr. 



On April 2, 1984, following the Town Elections, the 
Board of Selectmen met and elected Bonita A. Towle as 
Chairman (the first woman chairman in the Town's 
history), Dennis J. Ready as Vice Chairman and John P. 
Emerson, Jr. as Clerk. The membership of the Board also 
includes Roger Blomgren and Paul C. Hart. 

The highlights of 1984 are summarized below: 

January, 1984: 

During January. 1984 the Selectmen began discus- 
sions with the Utility Companies concerning double 
poles, and Selectman Brad Emerson announced his 
resignation after five years of service. 

February and March, 1984: 

Work continued on the Fiscal 1984 Budget and 
Warrant for Town Meeting. The initial planning 
was also begun on the proposed widening of 
Billerica Road (Route 129) in the vicinity of Route 
3. During March of 1984 former Selectman Eugene 
Doody passed away. 

April, 1984: 

The Capital Planning Committee was formed by 
the Board of Selectmen and the first appointments 
were made to the Mobile Home Park Rent Control 
Board. 

May and June, 1984: 

A busy Town Meeting was concluded during May 
and problems occurred during early June at Crystal 
Lake. 



July and August. 1984: 

Mary Long of the Chelmsford Water District Office 
was the Grand Marshal in the Fourth of July 
Parade, and new regulations for the use of the 
Center Town Hall were completed during Julv. 
Problems of litter and traffic at Crystal Lake con- 
tinued into Julv with increased Police presence 
finally easing the situation. Also contracts for Phase 
I (sewer design) for areas in North Chelmsford and 
the Golden Triangle are signed and James Pearson 
was appointed as the Town's first full-time 
Engineer in August. Also in August the firm of 
Moriccc and Gary is selected to design the recrea- 
tional complex at Southwell Field. 

September and October, 1984: 

In September the Selei tmen held a Public Hearing 
at the South Chelmsford Grange Hall and on the 
advice of area residents agreed to sell the Grange 
Hall as a single family residence. During October 
the Traffic and Safety Committee considered the 
traffic lights at the corner of Chelmsford Street and 
Fletcher Street and at the Chelmsford Mall. Also 
during October a "yard sale" of surplus Town 
materials was held at the North School before its 
final razing. 

The Commonwealth is receptive to the proposed 
Route 129 improvement project and promises fund- 
ing. Private businesses funded the engineering 
works needed for the State grant application pro- 
cess. 



November, 1984: 

Chelmsford voters overwhelmingly vote (76%) a 
Prop. 2!/& exemption for sewerage construction. 
The Rent Control Board for the Mobile Home Park 
is re-appointed, following the Court ruling that 
rent control is constitutional. Also during 
November the Selectmen voted to prohibit a left 
turn from Chelmsford Street onto Billerica Road 
during the morning and afternoon rush hours. 

December, 1984: 

Police Sergeant Leslie Adams was honored by the 
Board of Selectmen for 35 years of service, and the 
Holiday Decorations Committee does a superb job 
of decorating the Center. 

The Board of Selectmen continued their active role in 
the Massachusetts Selectmen's Association, the Middlesex 
County Selectmen's Association, the Northern Middlesex 
Area Commission, the Middlesex County Advisory Board 
and. the Massachusetts Municipal Association. Individual 
Selectmen also served as liaisons between the Board of 
Selectmen and various town and regional boards and 
commissions during the year. 

Due to the fact that national and state legislative deci- 
sions have a great impact on Town affairs, the Board of 
Selectmen maintained constant contact with Congress- 
man Shannon's office as well as with Senator Carol Amick 
and State Representative Bruce Freeman. The Selectmen 
wish to express their gratitude to Congressman Shannon, 
Senator Amick and Representative Freeman for their 
help and cooperation during the past year. 

In closing, the Selectmen, on behalf of the citizens of 
Chelmsford, wish to express their sincere gratitude to the 
various Town boards and committees for their ac- 
complishments during the past year. It should be 
remembered that these boards and committees are com- 
posed of unpaid volunteers who take many long hours out 
of their free time to work on issues and projects that 
benefit the Town of Chelmsford. The Board also would 
like to recognize our competent and dedicated office staff 
of Mrs. Judith Carter and Mrs. Evelyn Newman. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Bonita A. Towle, Chairman 

Dennis J. Ready, Vice Chairman 

John P. Emerson, Jr., Clerk 

Roger A. Blomgren 

Paul C. Hart 

Norman E. Thidemann, Executive Secretary 



TOWN CLERK 

Mary E. St.Hilaire, Town Clerk 
Elizabeth L. Delaney, Ass't. Town Clerk 



Sporting 
Licenses 


Dog 
Licenses 


Kennel 
Licenses 


Recorded 

Mortgages Etc 


1378 


2758 


11 


270 


Births Inc. 


Deaths 
222 


Marriages 
268 




324 





In 1984, the era of the paper ballots ended and com- 
puterized punch card balloting started in Chelmsford, 
with the introduction of the Datavote system, at the 
Presidential Primary on March 13th. That day we will 
always remember, as we had to cope with a blizzard along 
with getting Datavote off the ground. 

By the time the Presidential election came in 
November, we had already conducted three elections us- 
ing Datavote, so most of the problems were eliminated 
from the system. The November 6th election went very 
smoothly with 87% of the voters voting. 

I would like to share with the residents of Chelmsford 
the letter I sent to each of the 198 persons who helped 
make the 1984 election days successful in Town. 

Dear Election Day Workers: 

Many, many thanks for the part you played in making 
1984 a successful election year with a new voting system. 
As you know with anything new, it takes time and pa- 
tience, trial and error and a lot of teamwork to make it 
work. We made Datavote succeed in Chelmsford. 

31,462 cards were fed into the ballot counter on 
November 6th, starting with the first precinct at 9:30 
PM, the last precinct was finished around midnight In 
the 1980 Presidential election the last precinct was finish 
ed at 4:30 AM. We have come a long way. 



I wish the public was more aware of the teamwork that 
you all provide on election day. Starting at 5:30 AM, 
when Betty and I arrive at the Town Office to be met by 
the Highwaymen who will be delivering the ballots to the 
precincts accompanied by the Policemen in cruisers. At 
the same time the Custodians are opening up their 
precincts for the first shift workers. At 6:15 AM the 
Policemen arrive to pick up the ballot box keys. Sandy 
(she's our walking voting list) arrives just before 7 AM as 
the polls are ready to open. At 1:30 PM faithfully, the se- 
cond shift workers arrive. I imagine the first shift is ready 
to go home after having gotten up so early. The second 
shift Policemen arrive before 4 PM. They escort the 
ballots back to the Town Office, with the Warden and 
Clerk after the polls close at 8:00 PM. Last but not least, 
three cheers for the super job the demonstrators did 
demonstrating the voting machine. The traffic of voters 
moved more smoothly because of them. At 8:00 PM the 
highwaymen return to all the precincts to pick up the 
ballot boxes and voting machines and they bring them 
back to the Town Office. 

An added thanks to my staff for working the long hours 
on election days and a special thanks to Sgt. Burns, Of- 
ficer Kelly and Deputy Chief Fitts for driving me from 
precinct to precinct on the election days. I could have not 
made it to each precinct twice on those days without 
them. 

You have never let me down, and this I will always be 
grateful for. You are the greatest people I know. 

Sincerely, 



Mary 



ADJOURNED 
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

January 9, 1984 

The Adjourned Special Town Meeting was called to 
order at 7:45 PM by the Moderator Dennis McHugh, who 
recognized the presence of a quorum. There were 349 
voters present. 

UNDER ARTICLE 6. The Moderator read the open- 
ing paragraph of the Article: Linda Allen moved that the 
Town vote to amend the General By-Laws by adding the 
following as the "Mobile Home Park Rent Control By- 
Law" and further to find and vote to declare a public 
emergency in the Town of Chelmsford with respect to 
housing as contained in Section 1 of said By-Law: 

c The Moderator explained that there were eleven sec- 
tions of this proposed by-law. He asked for the Finance 
Committee's recommendation, the Finance Committee 
was against the article. The Moderator asked for the 
Board of Selectmen's recommendation. Vice Chairman 
Bonita Towle stated that a majority of the Board of 
Selectmen were against this article. 

Pauline Taylor moved to table the article. The 
Moderator allowed Pauline Taylor to reword her motion 
to read: To adjourn this meeting until 7:30 PM on April 
30th, 1984, which is the first night of the Annual Town 
Meeting. Carol Levine spoke against the motion to ad- 
journ. She stated that she was opposed to adjourning this 
meeting any further as there is a great state of emergency 
in the park, rents have double since 1980, and she felt 
that this was a pretty serious emergency. She expressed 
concern for the elderly in the park that are on fixed in- 
comes, and she asked the Town Meeting Body to vote 
against the motion to adjourn. Selectman Emerson stated 
that even though the majority of the Board was against 
the article, the Board was unanimously against adjourn- 
ing the meeting and felt that a decision should be made 
for once and for all. Anna Keenan spoke against the arti- 
cle. She felt that an emergency did not exist, she felt that 
it was not the owner's responsibility to have to deal with 
renting to the elderly with fixed incomes, that is the 
Housing Authority's responsibility. She felt that a five 
man board should not be allowed to make decisions 
which would affect the whole park. 

Carol Levine moved the question to stop debate. The 
Moderator asked if there was any further need for debate, 
he explained that if there is none, then he would take a 
voice vote on the motion to adjourn the meeting. But if 
anyone else wished to speak any further on the subject, 
then a hand count would have to be taken. Hearing no 
opposition to stopping debate, a voice vote was taken on 
the motion to adjourn the meeting until April 30th, 1984, 
at 7:30 PM. Motion defeated. 



Carol Levine moved the question to stop debate on ar- 
ticle six. Again the Moderator explained that if no fur- 
ther debate was required then he would just go on and 
take a voice vote on article six. Hearing no need for fur- 
ther debate, the Moderator asked for a voice vote on arti- 
cle six, motion carried and the article reads as follows in 
it's entirety: 

Linda Allen moved the Town vote to amend the 
General By-Laws by adding the following as the 
"Mobile Home Park Rent Control By-Law" and 
further to find and vote to declare a public 
emergency in the Town of Chelmsford with respect 
to housing as contained in Section 1 of said By- 
Law: 

Section 1: The Town of Chelmsford finds and 
declares that a public emergency exists in the Town 
of Chelmsford with respect to the housing of a 
substantial number of citizens of the Town, which 
emergency has been created by excessive, abnor- 
mally high and unwarranted rental increases im- 
posed by some owners of mobile home parks located 
therein; that unless mobile home park rents and 
eviction of tenants are regulated and controlled, 
such emergency and the further inflationary 
pressures resulting therefrom will produce serious 
threats to the public health, safety and general 
welfare of the citizens of Chelmsford, particularly 
the elderly; that such emergency should be met by 
the Commonwealth immediately and with due 
regard for the rights and responsibilities of the 
Town of Chelmsford by enabling the Town of 
Chelmsford to amend its code for the purpose of 
controlling rents and evictions in mobile home 
parks to enact a by-law to establish a mobile home 
park rent control board in said Town, said by-law 
shall set forth the powers and duties of such board 
and which shall establish standards and pro- 
cedures. 

Section 2: The Town of Chelmsford hereby adopts 
the following nine sections as a Town by-law which 
shall be known and may be cited as the "Mobile 
Home Rent Control By-Law." 

Section 3: For the purpose of this by-law, the 
following terms, phrases, words and their deriva- 
tions shall have the meaning given herein, unless 
the context in which they are used clearly requires a 
different meaning. 

(1) "Rent Board" and "Board" means the Mobile 
Home Park Rent Control Board as established 
herein. 

(2) "Mobile Home" shall mean a dwelling unit 
built on a chassis and containing complete elec- 
trical, plumbing and sanitary facilities, and 
designed to be installed on a temporary or a 
permanent foundation for permanent living 
quarters. 



(3) "Mobile Home Park" means a park licensed by 
the Board of Health pursuant to Section 
Thirty-Two B of Chapter One Hundred and 
Forty of the General Laws. 

(4) "Rules and Regulations" means rules and 
regulations as promulgated by the Board. 

(5) "Shall" is mandatory; "May" is permissive. 

Section 4: There is hereby established a mobile 
home park rent control board consisting of five 
residents of the Town of Chelmsford to be ap- 
pointed by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of 
Chelmsford. 

Section 5: 

(1) The Board shall set maximum rents, set 
minimum standards for use or occupancy of 
mobile home parks and evictions of tenants 
therefrom; may require information of said 
owners relating to their parks under the 
penalties of perjury. 

(2) The Board may make rules and regulations, 
sue and be sued, compel attendance of persons 
and the production of papers and information, 
and issue appropriate orders which shall be 
binding on both the owner and tenants of such 
mobile home park accomodations. 

Section 6: 

(1) The Board may make individual or general ad- 
justments, either upward or downward, as may 
be necessary to assure that tenants for mobile 
home park accomodations are established on 
levels which yield to owners a fair net operating 
income for such units. 

(2) Fair net operating income shall be that income 
which will yield a return, after all reasonable 
operating expenses, on the fair market value of 
the property, equal to the debt service rate 
generally available from institutional first 
mortgage lenders or such other rates of return 
as the Board, on the basis of evidence presented 
before it, deems more appropriate to the cir- 
cumstances of the case. 

(3) Fair market value shall be the assessed valua- 
tion of the property or such other valuation as 
the Board, on the basis of evidence presented 
before it, deems more appropriate to the cir- 
cumstances of the case. 



(4) The Board may establish further standards and 
rules consistent with the foregoing. 

Section 7: The Board may regulate evictions of 
tenants of mobile home parks and may issue orders 
which shall be a defense to an action of summary 
process for possession. 

Section 8: 

(1) The Board and its actions shall be subject to 
the provisions of Chapter Thirty A of the 
General Laws as if the Board were an agency of 
the Commonwealth. 

(2) The District Court of Lowell shall have original 
jurisdiction, concurrently with the Superior 
Court, of all petitions for review brought pur- 
suant to Section Fourteen of Chapter Thirty A 
of the General Laws. 

(3) The Superior Court shall have jurisdiction to 
enforce the provisions of this by-law, and may 
restrain by injunction violations thereof. 

Section 9; 

(1) The maximum rent of a mobile home lot or 
unit shall be the rent charged the occupant for 
the month six months prior to the acceptance 
of this by-law by Town Meeting. If the rental 
unit was unoccupied at that time but was oc- 
cupied at any time prior to acceptance of this 
act, the maximum rent shall be the rent 
charged therefor, or the month closest to and 
prior to six months prior to the acceptance of 
this by-law by Town Meeting. 

(2) If the maximum rent is not otherwise estab- 
lished, it shall be established by the Board. Any 
maximum rent may be subsequently adjusted 
under the provisions of Sections Five and Six. 

Section 10: Violations of this by-law or any order of 
the Board shall be punishable by a fine of not more 
than one thousand dollars for any one offense. 

Section 11: If any provisions of this by-law shall be 
held invalid, the validity of the remainder of this 
by-law shall not be affected thereby. 

Selectman Emerson moved to adjourn the meeting. Mo- 
tion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:00 P.M. 



Dennis E. McHugh, 
Town Moderator 



Mary E. St. Hilaire, 
Town Clerk 



TOWN WARRANT FOR 
PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY 

March 13, 1984 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the 
Town of Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are 
hereby requested to notify and warn the legal voters of 
said Chelmsford to meet in their several polling places. 
Viz: 

Precinct 1 . The New Town Offices Gymnasium 

Precinct 2. North Congregational Church Hall 

Precinct 3. Parker School Band Room 

Precinct 4. East Chelmsford School 

Precinct 5. Byam School Cafetorium 

Precinct 6. Westlands School Cafeteria 

Precinct 7. North Congregational Church Hall 

Precinct 8. McCarthy Junior High School, 

Small Gymnasium 

Precinct 9. South Row School Auditorium 

Precinct 10. South Row School Auditorium 

Precinct 11. Westlands School Cafeteria 

Precinct 12. McCarthy Junior High School, 

Small Gymnasium 

Tuesday, the thirteenth day of March, 1984, from 7:00 
A.M. to 8:00 P.M. for the following purpose: 

To cast their votes in the Presidential Primary for the 
candidates of parties for the following offices: 

PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE for each Political 
Party 

DISTRICT MEMBERS OF STATE COMMITTEE 
(One Man and One Woman for Each Political Party for 
the Fifth Middlesex Senatorial District) 



Thirty-five (35) Members of the DEMOCRATIC 
TOWN COMMITTEE 

Thirty-five (35) Members of the REPUBLICAN 
TOWN COMMITTEE 

The polls will be open from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this 27th day of February, A.D. 
1984. 

Claude A. Harvey, Chairman 

Bonita A. Towle, Vice Chairman 

Dennis J. Ready, Clerk 

Paul C. Hart 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



Middlesex, SS. 



March, 1984 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and 
warned the Inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
posting up attested copies of same at the following places, 
to wit: The New Town Offices Gymnasium; North Con- 
gregational Church Hall; Parker School Band Room; 
East Chelmsford School; Byam School Cafetorium; 
Westlands School Cafeteria; North Congregational 
Church Hall; McCarthy Junior High School, Small Gym- 
nasium; South Row School Auditorium; South Row 
School Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; McCar- 
thy Junior High School Small Gymnasium; seven days at 
least before the time appointed for holding the meeting 
aforesaid. 

William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 

A true copy, Attest: 

William E. Spence, Constable 



10 



DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY 

March 13, 1984 



PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE 

Jesse Jackson 
Gary Hart 
Reubin Askew 
George McGovern 
Walter F. Mondale 
Ernest F. Hollings 
Alan Cranston 
John Glenn 
No Preference 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

STATE COMMITTEE MAN 5th Mldsx Dist 

Michael T. Cunningham 
Thomas J. Larkin 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

STATE COMMITTEE WOMAN 5th Mldsx Dist 

Virginia E. Mooncy 
Margaret M. Gallagher 
Jane R. Gatcly 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

TOWN COMMITTEE 

Dorothy G. Borrows 
Kevin A. Burke 
Ruth K. Dclaney 
Stratos G. Dukakis 
John P. Emerson Jr. 
Carolyn J. Fabicn 
Alvcc Fallon 
Edward A. Fallon 
Margaret C. Fox 
James M. Geary Jr. 
Alexander W. Gcrvais 
James M. Harrington 
Louise M. Harrington 
Daniel J. Hart 
William P. Kcohanc 
Walter L. Kivlan III 
Mary H. Long 
Paul F. McCarthy 
Dolores E. McGuirr 
Raymond P. McKeon 
Man B. McNally 
Carl A. Olsson 
Judith A. Olsson 
Emily A. Peake 
Samuel Poulton 
Dennis J. Ready 
John P. Rourke 
Mark V. St.Hilairc 
Mary E. St.Hilairc 
Charles K. Spear 
Bonita Towle 
Karen A. Wharton 
M, Angeliquc White 
Mary E. White 
Gail E. Poulton (write-in) 
all others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



Pet 1 Pet 2 Pet 3 Pet 4 Pet 5 Pet 6 Pet 7 Pet 8 Pet 9 Pet 10 Pet 11 Pet 12 Total 



14 


5 


6 


4 


12 





2 


2 


3 


10 


4 


5 


67 


122 


86 


170 


66 


151 


131 


99 


93 


86 


139 


99 


106 


1348 


























1 


1 








2 


75 


43 


99 


12 


82 


55 


40 


56 


59 


79 


45 


57 


702 


53 


60 


67 


29 


51 


75 


33 


30 


37 


53 


64 


66 


618 














1 























1 








1 





























1 


30 


21 


47 


3 


31 


25 


19 


14 


25 


43 


31 


42 


331 


3 


3 


4 


5 


1 


2 


2 


1 


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3 


27 


5 


2 


4 


1 


8 


3 


1 


4 


4 


3 


1 


3 


39 





3 


1 


2 


4 


4 


1 


1 


2 


1 


6 





25 



302 



223 



295 



197 



201 



218 



331 



250 282 3161 



110 


81 


141 


53 


135 


132 


70 


76 


88 


122 


101 


104 


1213 


91 


88 


143 


49 


128 


91 


88 


66 


80 


123 


92 


101 


1140 


101 


54 


115 


20 


78 


72 


39 


59 


50 


86 


57 


77 


SOS 



399 



122 341 



295 



197 



201 



218 



331 



250 



282 3161 



100 


88 


159 


52 


137 


136 


73 


78 


85 


144 


93 


108 


1253 


53 


48 


60 


31 


53 


50 


41 


30 


36 


47 


39 


45 


533 


41 


25 


61 


16 


63 


29 


36 


33 


41 


46 


57 


50 


498 


108 


62 


119 


23 


88 


80 


47 


60 


56 


94 


61 


79 


877 


302 


223 


399 


122 


341 


295 


197 


201 


218 


331 


250 


282 


3161 


157 


115 


211 


74 


180 


174 


122 


109 


131 


185 


135 


162 


1755 


157 


106 


203 


65 


180 


166 


114 


102 


131 


189 


127 


167 


1707 


183 


rji 


243 


82 


211 


194 


128 


114 


145 


201 


168 


178 


1968 


162 


in 


-II 


67 


181 


173 


113 


114 


130 


194 


134 


189 


1782 


196 


137 


243 


79 


224 


189 


136 


119 


149 


211 


III 


183 


2010 


158 


99 


209 


65 


176 


164 


119 


102 


139 


184 


124 


153 


1692 


159 


115 


208 


65 


178 


172 


124 


98 


124 


185 


127 


159 


1714 


152 


109 


202 


67 


173 


172 


118 


101 


125 


180 


129 


158 


1686 


159 


102 


205 


71 


187 


166 


117 


103 


129 


191 


123 


158 


1711 


188 


119 


245 


72 


199 


187 


121 


121 


134 


200 


150 


186 


1922 


150 


102 


207 


64 


171 


167 


118 


98 


129 


176 


120 


158 


1660 


179 


107 


221 


71 


189 


192 


117 


112 


134 


193 


141 


178 


1834 


172 


112 


214 


70 


184 


172 


115 


103 


127 


189 


139 


167 


1764 


173 


132 


236 


77 


207 


187 


126 


116 


144 


203 


145 


174 


1920 


157 


126 


205 


68 


182 


166 


120 


98 


129 


180 


125 


159 


1715 


154 


121 


216 


84 


188 


211 


no 


115 


136 


189 


165 


172 


1861 


168 


119 


218 


73 


183 


184 


119 


116 


134 


193 


158 


165 


1830 


177 


112 


213 


71 


186 


172 


117 


110 


133 


190 


135 


171 


1787 


152 


102 


212 


66 


180 


160 


113 


101 


128 


181 


119 


162 


1677 


181 


140 


233 


77 


192 


190 


125 


126 


141 


198 


159 


186 


1948 


155 


104 


201 


72 


174 


170 


112 


102 


127 


180 


137 


163 


1697 


176 


108 


230 


71 


204 


189 


126 


115 


143 


199 


152 


174 


1887 


170 


103 


218 


73 


198 


182 


118 


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140 


191 


143 


169 


1815 


152 


103 


201 


79 


181 


16-1 


115 


100 


133 


188 


125 


155 


1696 


168 


110 


245 


68 


193 


177 


121 


115 


136 


208 


136 


183 


1860 


183 


128 


237 


81 


224 


186 


132 


120 


143 


213 


150 


200 


1997 


155 


106 


206 


69 


175 


174 


113 


98 


131 


183 


139 


160 


1709 


164 


115 


220 


75 


199 


189 


127 


109 


110 


194 


153 


169 


1854 


190 


138 


245 


85 


226 


203 


III 


117 


149 


212 


163 


183 


2057 


145 


98 


210 


63 


172 


160 


107 


94 


121 


176 


120 


159 


1625 


173 


128 


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95 


211 


190 


138 


126 


143 


210 


154 


184 


1996 


152 


96 


201 


63 


171 


159 


109 


96 


133 


188 


118 


154 


1640 


152 


99 


196 


64 


170 


160 


11(1 


97 


123 


174 


127 


155 


1627 


166 


106 


213 


73 


188 


192 


115 


113 


134 


191 


150 


165 


1806 


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1 


2 

















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13 


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3 





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1 


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3956 


6531 


1811 


5495 


4268 


2819 


3345 


3061 


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11 



REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY 

March 13, 1984 



PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE 

Ronald W. Reagan 
No Preference 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

STATE COMMITTEE MAN 5th Mldsx Dist. 

Paul F.X. Powers 
John H. Bartlett 
John J. Leary 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

STATE COMMITTEE WOMAN 5th Mldsx Dist. 
Deborah L. Brownlie 
Donna H. Johnson 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



Pet 1 


Pet 2 


Pet 3 


Pet 4 


Pet 5 


Pet 6 


Pet 7 


Pet 8 


Pet 9 


Pet 10 


Pet 11 


Pet 12 


Total 


71 


29 


65 


17 


66 


48 


28 


31 


29 


75 


43 


34 


536 





1 


7 


4 


3 


6 


3 


2 


1 


3 


5 


2 


37 


1 














4 





2 


4 


2 


1 


2 


16 


4 


1 


1 





1 


3 


1 





1 


2 


3 





17 



76 



76 



73 



70 



32 



35 



35 



73 



32 



35 



35 



82 



52 



38 



24 


9 


16 


7 


23 


18 


8 


12 


8 


27 


15 


9 


176 


15 


3 


16 


6 


15 


14 


6 


11 


6 


21 


9 


9 


131 


26 


12 


24 


6 


19 


22 


11 


5 


8 


18 


19 


7 


177 


11 


7 


17 


2 


13 


7 


7 


7 


13 


16 


9 


13 


122 


76 


31 


73 


21 


70 


61 


32 


35 


35 


82 


52 


38 


606 


60 


26 


62 


17 


58 


50 


20 


28 


27 


56 


35 


26 


465 


3 


1 


5 


2 


1 


6 


4 


2 


3 


10 


6 


4 


47 


13 


4 


6 


2 


11 


5 


8 


5 


5 


16 


11 


8 


94 



38 



606 



TOWN COMMITTEE 

Janet F. Bonica 

Leslie F. Sidtlelev 

Edward H. Hilliard 

Richard F. Scott 

Ivor K. Clements 

Halvar P. Peterson 

John S. Fudge, Jr. 

Edith M. Previte 

Frances F. Campbell 

Robert M. Sexton. Jr. 

Bruce N. Freeman 

Marguerite Waldron 

Florence E. Morrison 

Josephine A. Tambo 

Nancy P. Clark 

Rita M. Gamache 

Eleanor R. Wood 

Robert F. Wood 

Nicholas Theochares 

Donald S. Savage 

2ND SLATE 

Frances S. dejager 

Melvin P. dejager 

Lewis L. Prager 

Harry A. Foster 

Linda D. Marinel 

Phyllis May Huff 

Michael J. Bonica 

Deborah L. Brownlie 

Daphne G. Freeman 

Dale H. Freeman 

Constance A. Pickard 

Eileen K. Fletcher 

Richard F. Bum Jr. (write-in) 

John F. Ketcham (write-in) 

Peter Dulchinos (write-in) 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



55 


23 


53 


15 


53 


43 


23 


24 


24 


58 


35 


23 


429 


54 


22 


56 


15 


47 


42 


20 


23 


17 


48 


32 


21 


397 


54 


21 


55 


16 


50 


38 


19 


24 


21 


53 


33 


21 


405 


56 


22 


51 


17 


48 


41 


20 


24 


19 


50 


38 


20 


406 


54 


22 


54 


16 


50 


44 


21 


24 


21 


48 


34 


19 


407 


56 


23 


58 


17 


51 


45 


25 


25 


18 


49 


34 


21 


422 


55 


22 


50 


15 


50 


44 


20 


25 


20 


60 


37 


21 


419 


53 


21 


50 


15 


47 


40 


20 


24 


17 


48 


33 


21 


389 


55 


22 


52 


17 


47 


41 


20 


25 


17 


49 


34 


20 


399 


56 


23 


52 


15 


50 


42 


20 


23 


23 


53 


34 


19 


410 


65 


26 


68 


19 


64 


50 


29 


28 


28 


68 


44 


31 


520 


57 


21 


58 


15 


48 


41 


20 


24 


20 


48 


33 


22 


407 


53 


22 


50 


17 


47 


41 


21 


25 


18 


49 


35 


20 


398 


55 


22 


52 


15 


48 


41 


19 


23 


19 


51 


32 


21 


398 


55 


23 


51 


16 


50 


43 


22 


27 


20 


51 


35 


22 


415 


56 


23 


53 


16 


49 


44 


21 


25 


18 


51 


36 


25 


417 


55 


21 


47 


15 


48 


42 


24 


25 


17 


47 


37 


20 


398 


54 


23 


48 


15 


48 


43 


21 


23 


18 


46 


34 


20 


393 


54 


21 


50 


15 


48 


40 


20 


24 


17 


50 


30 


18 


387 


51 


21 


50 


16 


50 


44 


20 


24 


18 


47 


32 


17 


390 


46 


17 


43 


15 


47 


40 


21 


22 


21 


52 


27 


21 


372 


45 


17 


43 


15 


47 


40 


22 


22 


21 


53 


26 


20 


371 


45 


16 


42 


15 


46 


43 


21 


22 


22 


46 


28 


18 


364 


47 


23 


45 


16 


50 


45 


26 


21 


22 


51 


27 


23 


396 


45 


21 


47 


15 


49 


43 


27 


25 


21 


48 


28 


21 


390 


45 


17 


46 


15 


47 


42 


23 


24 


21 


48 


25 


19 


372 


45 


18 


47 


15 


48 


40 


23 


22 


24 


53 


25 


19 


379 


52 


19 


55 


17 


49 


44 


22 


24 


23 


52 


26 


23 


406 


50 


18 


51 


16 


51 


48 


24 


22 


26 


53 


32 


26 


417 


50 


19 


51 


16 


53 


44 


26 


24 


26 


51 


32 


23 


415 


43 


17 


43 


15 


47 


42 


21 


21 


21 


49 


25 


23 


367 


47 


19 


49 


15 


50 


46 


23 


26 


23 


53 


29 


24 


404 


3 





4 





8 


1 


5 


2 


1 


8 


3 


1 


36 


4 


1 


2 





3 








1 


1 





1 


1 


14 





1 


6 

















1 











8 


2 





6 





1 











2 


2 








13 


988 


418 


917 


233 


861 


768 


411 


458 


559 


1227 


794 


646 


8280 


2660 


1085 


2555 


735 


2450 


2135 


1120 


1225 


1225 


2870 


1820 


1330 


21210 



12 



WARRANT FOR 
THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

APRIL 7, 1984 and APRIL 30, 1984 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the 
Town of Chelmsford : 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are 
hereby requested to notify and warn the legal voters of 
said Chelmsford to meet in their several polling places. 
Viz: 

Precinct 1 . The New Town Office Building Gym 

Precinct 2. North Congregational Church Hall 

Precinct 3. Parker School Band Room 

Precinct 4. East Chelmsford School 

Precinct 5. Byam School Cafetorium 

Precinct 6. Westlands School Cafeteria 

Precinct 7. North Congregational Church Hall 

Precinct 8. McCarthy Junior High School, Small 

Gymnasium 

Precinct 9. South Row School Auditorium 

Precinct 10. South Row School Auditorium 

Precinct 11. Westlands School Cafeteria 

Precinct 12. McCarthy Junior High School, Small 

Gymnasium 

On Saturday, the seventh day of April, 1984, being the 
first Saturday in said month, at 8:00 A.M., for the follow- 
ing purposes: 

To bring in their vote for the following officers: 

One Moderator for three years 

One Town Clerk for three years 

One Selectman for three years 

One Selectman unexpired one year term 

One Treasurer and Tax Collector for three years 

One Assessor for three years 

One Tree Warden for three years 

One Member of Board of Health for three years 

Two Members of School Committee for three years 

One Cemetery Commissioner for three years 

One Park Commissioner for three years 

Two Public Library Trustees for three years 



Two Planning Board Members for three years 

One Sewer Commissioner for three years 

and to vote on the following question: 

"Shall the Town purchase additional group 
life and group accidental death and 
dismemberment insurance for employees in 
accordance with the provisions of Chapter 
32B of the General Laws, with no premium 
contribution by the Town?" 

The polls will be open from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.; 
and to meet in the McCarthy Junior High School Gym- 
nasium on Monday, the thirtieth (30th) day of April, 
1984, at 7:30 P.M. o'clock in the evening, then and there 
to act upon the following Articles, Viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To hear reports of Town Officers and 
Committees, or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Personnel Wage and Salary By-Law to be effective July 1 , 
1984 as follows: 

1. Under Section 6, "Classification of Present Town 
Employees", amend Subsection (E) — "Wage and 
Salary Schedule" — by deleting the existing schedule 
and substituting the following: 

E. WAGE AND SALARY SCHEDULE 

July 1, 1984 — June 30, 1985 



Grade Level 

1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 

10 
11 
12 
13 
14 
15 
16 
17 
18 
19 
20 



Salary Range 
$ 8,583-$ll,845 
9,871-13,622 
11,158-15,398 
12,445-17,174 
13,734-18,953 
15,020-20,728 
16,309-22,506 
17.596-24,282 
18,882-26,057 
20,172-27,837 
21,458-29,612 
22,746-31,389 
24,033-33,166 
25,320-34,942 
26,609-36,720 
27,895-38,495 
29,184-40,274 
30,471-42,050 
31,757-43,825 
33,047-45,605 



2. Under Section 6 subtitled "Classification of Present 
Town Employees", delete the first and second 
paragraph and substitute the following in its place: 



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Each person who is an employee of the Town and 
under the jurisdiction of the Personnel Board, 
while this plan is effective, shall be classified in ac- 
cordance with this plan and shall have their wage or 
salary established in the following manner, each 
such determination to be subject to the approval of 
the Personnel Board. 

A. Each appointing authority shall review the 
status of all its employees and assign each in- 
dividually to the job classification most nearly 
corresponding to their duties and respon- 
sibilities. 

3. Under Section 7 subtitled "Hiring of New 
Employees", delete paragraph (A) and substitute 
the following in its place: 

(A) The wage or salary of a new employee shall be 
set by an appointed or elected Board at step 1 . 

Approval of the Personnel Board is required if 
the appointed or elected Board requests a 
salary in excess of step 1 . 

4. Under Section 8 subtitled "Increases Within Grade 
Levels and Promotions", delete paragraph (A) and 
substitute the following in its place: 

(A) Newly hired employees and employees who are 
promoted or placed in a new position shall be 
given a performance evaluation upon comple- 
tion of six (6) months in the new position. 
These employees may be recommended for a 1 
step merit increase, the effective date of which 
will be the beginning of the next Fiscal Year or 
after 6 months employment, whichever comes 
last. Such increases must be recommended by 
the employee's Department Head and ap- 
proved by the Personnel Board. 

5. Under Section 10 subtitled "Review of Wage and 
Salary Rates and Use of Cost of Living Indexes", 
delete paragraph (A) and substitute the following 
in its place: 

(A) Rates of pay for like positions in Chelmsford 
and other Massachusetts Towns considered by 
the Personnel Board to be comparable to 
Chelmsford. 



the dispute is still unresolved, either party may ap- 
peal to the Personnel Board in writing stating all 
relative facts. This Board shall take the question 
under advisement, collecting such additional facts 
relating thereto as it may deem helpful, and it may, 
in its discretion, hold private or public hearings 
with respect to such question. Not later than 60 
days after receipt of written submission of the mat- 
ter to it, the Personnel Board shall render its deci- 
sion which will be binding to all parties relative to 
the dispute. 

7. Under Section 16 subtitled "Sick Leave", delete 
paragraph (A) and substitute the following in its 
place: 

(A) All permanent employees of the Town, 
regardless of their length of service, will earn 
up to twelve (12) days sick leave per year at the 
rate of one day per month. At the end of the 
calendar year, each employee may carry over 
any unused sick leave balance so that an 
unlimited number of days may be accrued. 

8. Under Section 17 subtitled "Leaves of Absence", 
delete paragraph (B) and substitute the following in 
its place: 

(B) A maximum of ten (10) days per year will be 
provided for persons called into temporary ac- 
tive duty of any Unit of the U.S. Reserves or the 
State National Guard. Employees will be paid 
the difference between their regular pay and 
the pay which they receive from the State or 
Federal Government. 

9. Under Section 26 subtitled "Bereavement and 
Funeral Leave", delete the entire section and 
substitute the following in its place: 

(A) All full time, permanent employees covered by 
this plan shall be entitled to leave without loss 
of pay not to exceed three (3) days in the event 
of the death of the employee's spouse, children, 
parents, grandparents, mother-in-law, father- 
in-law, and siblings. 

(B) Leave as provided by this section shall not be 
deducted from any vacation time to which the 
employee may be entitled. 



6. Under Section 12 subtitled "Grievance Procedure", 
delete the entire section and substitute the follow- 
ing in its place: 

Any dispute between and employee and his super- 
visor shall first be discussed with his supervisor. If a 
conference between the employee and his im- 
mediate supervisor fails to clear up any question to 
the satisfaction of the employee, he may refer the 
matter in writing to the appointing authority. If 
two weeks have elapsed since the submission of the 
matter in writing to the appointing authority and 



(C) All full time permanent employees covered by 
this plan shall be entitled to leave without loss 
of pay not to exceed one (1) day in order to at- 
tend the funeral of the employee's sister-in-law 
or brother-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces and 
nephews. Such leave shall not be deducted 
from any vacation time to which the employee 
may be entitled. 

This amendment shall be applicable to all 
employees covered by this By-Law. 



14 



10. Under Section 24 subtitled "Job Titles and Stan- 
dard Rates of Wages and Salaries of the Personnel 
Wage and Salary By-Law" by adding the following 
position: 

Other Positions 

11. Town Engineer 

or act in relation thereto. 

Personnel Board 

ARTICLE 2A. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Personnel Wage and Salary By-Law by further amen- 
ding Section 24, "Job Titles and Standard Rates for 
Wages and Salaries of the Personnel Wage and Salary By- 
Law", to conform to rates of pay negotiated by the Town 
with certain labor organizations, pursuant to General 
Laws Chapter 150E, and to reflect current salaries and 
grade levels under the Personnel By-Law as follows: 



ADMINISTRATIVE & CLERICAL 

1. Executive Secretary 

2. Town Accounlanl 

3. Veteran's Agent 

4. Town Aide 

5. Assistant to As n 

6. Assistant Town Clerk 

7. Assistant Treasurer 

8. Clerk, Senior 

9. Clerk. Junior 

10. Clerk. Part Time 

11. Town Counsel 

12. Bd. of Reg.. Three members 

CONSERVATION, PARKS & CEMETERY 

1. Cemetery Superintendent 

2. Supt. of Insect & Pest Control 

3. Landscapcr Park 

4. Laborer- Park 

5. Unskilled Laborer 

6. Skilled Forest Workman 
Conservation 

7. Equipment Operator 

8. Park Superintendent 

CUSTODIAL 
1 . Custodian . 

LIBRARY 

1. Library Director 

2. Library Department Head . . 

3. Library Specialist 

4. Library Assistant 

5. Library Clerk 

6. Maintenance Assistant 
7- Page' 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

1 . Highway Superintendent 

2. Highway Foreman 

TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT 

1. Fire Chief 

2. Deputy Fire Chief 

3. Captain 

4. Mechanic (Fire & Police) 

TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT 

1 . Police Chief 

2. Deputy Chief 

3. Captain 



7/84-6/85 

Proposed 

Level 

17 

14 

9 

9 

6 

6 

6 

I 

2 



Proposed 
Salary 



$500 P. A. 
$360 EA. 



$1,250 PA 



2 
2 

•2. «4 

2 
I 
9 



14 
6 
I 
3 
2 
2 
«2. M 



13 
9 



#2. #5 
#2 
#1 
»2 



20 
17 
15 



RECREATION 

1 . Director/Youth Coordinator 9 

2. Clerk. Part-Time 2 

3. Waterfront Director #2 $5.00-7.00 HR 

4. Swimming Instructor #2 $4.00-5.00/HR 

5. Lifeguard #2 S3.75-4.50/HR 

6. Playground Supervisor - #2 $6.00-8.00/HR 

7. Recreation Specialist #2 $4.00-6.00/ HR 

8. Recreation Leader #2 $3.50-4.50 HR 

9. Youth Center Supervisor 4 

10. Youth Center Leaders 2 

OTHER POSITIONS 

1 . Building Inspector 14 

2. Electric Inspector 9 

3. Local Inspector 9 

4. Gas Inspector #2 $5,500 

5. Dog Officer 4 

6. Assistant Dog Officer 2 

7. Van Driver 3 

8. Sealer of Weights and Measures #2 2,000 P. A. 

9. Animal Inspector #2 1.000P.A. 

10. Clock Winder #2 100 

1 1 . Town Engineer 14 

FOOTNOTES 

#1 — Represented by Collective Bargaining 

Hi Not in "Job Rating Plan" 

*4 Federal Minimum Hour Wage 

#5 —Salary will be 200% of the highest paid union firefighters established by Slate 

law. 

or act in relation thereto. 

Personnel Board 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate such sums of money as may be required to 
defray Town charges for the fiscal period from July 1, 
1984 to June 30, 1985: or act in relation thereto. 

Town Treasurer 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, 
to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the 
revenue <>l the Financial year beginning July 1, 1984; in 
accordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 
44, Section 4. antl to issue a note or notes as may be given 
for a period ol less than one year in accordance with 
General Laws, Chapter 44. Section 17; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Town Treasurer 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to request 
the Department of Revenue, Division of Accounts of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to make an audit of all 
accounts in all departments in the Town of Chelmsford; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Town Treasurer 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money with which to meet bills for previous years; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 



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ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money to match LEA A Federal Funds, for the 
purpose of providing mutual aid programs for the Police 
Department; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money to pay the Treasurer of the Middlesex 
County Retirement System, the said amount being the 
Town's share of the pension expense and military service 
funds; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money to be used as a Reserve Fund at the discre- 
tion of the Finance Committee, as provided in General 
Laws, Chapter 40, Section 6; or act in relation thereto. 

Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money to pay reasonable hospital, medical and 
surgical, chiropractic, nursing, pharmaceutical, pros- 
thetic and related expenses, and reasonable charges for 
podiatry pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 41, Sec- 
tion 100B, for certain retired police officers and 
firefighters as classified under Chapter 41, Section 100B 
of the Massachusetts General Laws, accepted by vote of 
the 1979 Annual Town Meeting; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to accept 
the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 
32B, Section 9E, providing that the Town shall, in addi- 
tion to the payment of fifty percent of a premium for con- 
tributory group life, hospital and surgical, medical, den- 
tal and other health insurance for employees retired from 
the service of the Town, and their dependents, pay a sub- 
sidiary or additional rate; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to pay an 
additional or subsidiary rate in addition to the payment 
of fifty percent of a premium for contributory group life, 
hospital and surgical, medical, dental and other health 
insurance for employees retired from the service of the 
Town, and their dependents, in the same proportion as 
the Town pays said additional or subsidiary rates for ac- 
tive Town employees; or act in relation thereto. 



ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of 
$1,800.00 to be used to join or buy into Elder Services of 
Merrimack, Valley, Inc. for the purpose of obtaining ser- 
vices for the care of the Town's Older Americans; or act 
in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money for the purpose of Chapter 90 Construc- 
tion; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds, or ap- 
propriate and transfer from the Stabilization Fund, a cer- 
tain sum of money for the purpose of resurfacing portions 
of certain streets throughout the Town with Type I 
Bituminous Concrete, and other road materials; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund a certain sum of 
money to alleviate certain drainage problems existing in 
the Town; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise 
and appropriate, transfer from available funds or ap- 
propriate and transfer from the Stabilization Fund a cer- 
tain sum of money for the purpose of purchasing five (5) 
new four door sedan police cruisers, said purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund a certain sum of 
money for the purpose of completing the following 
repairs and replacements to Fire Department Buildings 
and equipment, under the supervision of the Board of 
Selectmen: 

1. Roof Repairs - North Fire Station 

2. Roof Repairs - South Fire Station 

3. A 12 circuit entrance cabinet with accessories 
to receive fire alarms; 

or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



Board of Selectmen 



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ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient bill 
of sale equipment presently being used by the Highway 
Department, Police Department and Fire Department; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
the sum of $15,000.00 from the sales of graves and lots to 
the Cemetery Improvement and Development Fund; or 
act in relation thereto. 



sum of money for the purpose of Traffic Study and 
Engineering Design to alleviate traffic problems on 
Chelmsford Street from Fletcher Street to the Lowell line; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 26. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund a certain sum of 
money for the demolition of the North School; or act in 
relation thereto. 



Cemetery Commission 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund a certain sum of 
money for the purpose of completing the following 
repairs and purchasing the following equipment for the 
Police Department, said contracts to be made under the 
supervision of the Board of Selectmen: 

a. One (1) Telephone Recording System 

b. One (1) Electronic Breathalizer 

c. Five (5) Hand Held Radar Units 

d. Four (4) Mobile Radio Units 

e. Video Taping Equipment 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund a certain sum of 
money to purchase one (1) 1984 Tractor with at- 
tachments, and to sell by good and sufficient bill of sale 
one (1) 1973 Tractor with attachments presently used by 
the Park Department; or act in relation thereto. 

Park Department 

ARTICLE 28. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund the sum of 
$10,500.00 for the purpose of preparing engineering 
design plans and other engineering services required for 
the closure of the Swain Road Landfill; or act in relation 
thereto. 



ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund a certain sura of 
money for the purpose of purchasing a new 1 .000 C.P.M. 
Pumping Engine for the Fire Department, said purchase 
to be made in accordance with Chapter 48, Section 42 of 
the General Laws; or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Health 

ARTICLE 29. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money for the purpose of collecting household 
hazardous waste on a specific day under the supervision 
of the Board of Health; or act in relation thereto. 



Fire Department 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of moncv for the purpose of mosquito control under 
the supervision of the Board of Health; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund a certain sum of 
money for the purpose of purchasing a Truck Chassis 
Cab, F 350 or equivalent for the Cemetery Department; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Cemetery Commission 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 



Board of Health 

ARTICLE 30. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds, borrow or ap- 
propriate and transfer from the Stabilization Fund a cer- 
tain sum of money for the purpose of designing lateral 
sewers, interceptor sewers, pumping stations and force 
mains to serve the Phase IA and Phase IB sewer service 
areas as described in the 1984 "Facility Plan for 
Wastewater Management", including North Chelmsford, 
Chelmsford Center and the Industrial Area off Billerica 
Road; and for the related legal, administrative and other 
pertinent expenses; to authorize the Sewer Commission 
with the consent of the Board of Selectmen or Town 
Meeting to acquire by purchase, eminent domain or 
otherwise all easements and rights concerning land 
necessary in conjunction with the project; to determine 
how any such appropriation shall be raised, whether by 
transfer of available funds, by taxation, by borrowing or 
otherwise, and if by borrowing, the Town Treasurer with 
the approval of the Board of Selectmen be authorized to 



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borrow under G.L. Chapter 44 as amended and sup- 
plemented, and to issue and sell general obligation bonds 
or notes of the Town therefor; that the Sewer Commission 
be authorized to apply for, accept and expend any State 
and Federal grants that may be available for the project; 
or act in relation thereto. 



ARTICLE 34. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund the sum of 
$10,423.00 for the purpose of purchasing a multiplexer 
for the Library Computer System; or act in relation 
thereto. 



Sewer Commission 

ARTICLE 31. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds, borrow or ap- 
propriate and transfer from the Stabilization Fund a cer- 
tain sum of money as the local share of the cost for the 
purpose of constructing lateral sewers, interceptor sewers, 
pumping stations and force mains to serve the Phase IA 
and Phase IB sewer service areas as described in the 1984 
"Facility Plan for Wastewater Management", including 
North Chelmsford, Chelmsford Center and the Industrial 
Area off Billerica Road; for the purpose of reimbursing 
the City of Lowell for Chelmsford's share of the Regional 
interceptor sewers and treatment facilities, and for 
related legal, administrative and other pertinent ex- 
penses; to authorize the Sewer Commission, with the con- 
sent of the Board of Selectmen or Town Meeting, to ac- 
quire by purchase, eminent domain or otherwise all 
easements and rights concerning land necessary in con- 
junction with the project to determine how any such ap- 
propriation shall be raised, whether by transfer from 
available funds, bv taxation, by borrowing or otherwise, 
and if by borrowing, the Town Treasurer with the ap- 
proval of the Board of Selectmen be authorized to borrow 
under G. L. Chapter 44, as amended and supplemented, 
and to issue and sell general obligation bonds or notes of 
the Town therefor; that the Sewer Commission be 
authorized to apply for, accept and expend any State and 
Federal grants and local monies that may be available for 
the project; that betterments shall be assessed based on 
sewer units in conjunction with the lateral sewer construc- 
tion, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the 
General Laws of the Commonwealth; and to accept the 
provisions of Chapter 80, Section 13B of the 
Massachusetts General Laws; or act in relation thereto. 



Library Trustees 

ARTICLE 35. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money for the restoration of certain recreational 
playing fields within the Town, under the supervision of 
the Recreation Commission; or act in relation thereto. 

Recreaction Commission 

ARTICLE 36. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds, appropriate 
and transfer from the Stabilization Fund, or borrow a 
certain sum of money for the purpose of Engineering 
Design and Specifications for recreational facilities at 
Southwell Field in North Chelmsford, and to authorize 
the completion and filing of any application for Federal 
or State Grant Funds for the purpose of design, im- 
plementation and construction of recreational facilities 
on the site consistent with recommendations to be 
presented at the Town Meeting by the Recreation Com- 
mission; and to further authorize the Town to accept 
monies for design or construction of said project from 
Federal, State or private sources; and further, to 
designate said land as a public playground and recreation 
center; or act in relation thereto. 

Recreation Commission 

ARTICLE 37. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of 
$2,500.00 for the purpose of the continued implementa- 
tion of Article X, "Control and Management of Hazar- 
dous Materials" to be supervised by the Chelmsford 
Board of Health; or act in relation thereto. 



Sewer Commission 



Board of Health 



ARTICLE 32. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money for the purpose of implementing a Drug 
Task Force within the Police Department; or act in rela- 
tion thereto. 

Police Department 

ARTICLE 33. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of 
$2,500.00 for the purpose of providing annual compensa- 
tion in the amount of $500.00 for each member of the 
School Committee; or act in relation thereto. 

School Committee 



ARTICLE 38. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the General By-Laws, Article VII — Miscellaneous — by 
adding Section 9 as follows: 

"The Board of Selectmen are authorized to sell and 
lease buildings and land owned by the Town of 
Chelmsford according to the following procedures. 

One Advertisement for bids shall be inserted at 
least seven (7) days preceding the sale or lease in 
one or more newspapers circulated in the Town and 
a copy of said call for bids shall be posted in a con- 
spicuous place at the Town Hall for seven (7) days 
preceding the sale or lease and mailed to all abut- 
ters. All bids shall be delivered to the Town Clerk 
who shall hold and publicly open all bids on the 
advertised date. Said property shall be sold or 



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leased to the highest bidder. If there are no bids re- 
ceived, then the Selectmen may sell or lease said 
property as they think best. 

Property shall be used in conformance with Zoning 
By-Laws unless a variance is granted by the Board 
of Appeals;" 



or act in relation thereto. 



Petition 



guished or characterized by emphasis on matter 
depicting, describing or relating to "Sexual Con- 
duct" as defined in G.L. Ch. 272, Sec. 31, for 
observation by patrons therein. 

4. Adult Live Entertainment Establishments 

Establishments which feature live entertainment 
which consists of entertainers engaging in "Sexual 
Conduct" or "Nudity" as defined in G.L. Ch. 272, 
Sec. 31. 



ARTICLE 39. To see if the Town will vote to designate 
Mill Road from Boston to the juncture of the former Old 
Billerica Road as a scenic road pursuant to the request of 
the Chelmsford Historical Commission, under M.G.L.A. 
Chapter 40, Section 15C; or act in relation thereto. 

Historical Commission 

ARTICLE 40. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning Bylaw, Article V — Definitions— by adding 
the following after the definitions of Accessory Use: 

"Adult Entertainment Establishments: shall include 
and be defined as follows: 

1. Adult Bookstore 

An establishment having as a substantial or signifi- 
cant portion of its stock in trade printed matter, 
books, magazines, picture periodicals, motion pic- 
ture films, video cassettes, or coin operated motion 
picture machines for sale, barter or rental which 
are distinguished or i h.ir.u terized by their em- 
phasis on matters depicting, describing or relation 
to "Sexual Conduct" as that term is defined in G.L. 
Ch. 272. Sec. 31: "Sexual Devices" <>i an establish- 
ment having for sale sexual devices which shall 
mean any artificial human penis, \.igina or anus 01 
other device primariU designed, promoted or 
marketed to physically stimulate or manipulate the 
human genitals, pubic area or anal area, including: 
Dildos, penisators, vibrators, penis rings, erection 
enlargement or prolonging creams or other 
preparations or an establishment with a segment or 
section devoted _to the sale or display of su< h 
materials. 

2. Adult Motion Picture Theater 

An enclosed building with a capacity of 50 or more 
persons used for presenting material distinguished 
or characterized by an emphasis on matter depic- 
ting, describing or relating "Sexual Conduct" as 
defined in G.L. Ch. 272, Sec. 31. for observation by 
patrons therein. 

3. Adult Mini Motion Picture Theater 

An enclosed building with a capacity for less than 
50 persons used for presenting material distin- 



5. Massage Service Establishments 

a. Massage. 

Any method of pressure on or friction against, or 
stroking, kneading, rubbing, tapping, poun- 
ding, vibrating, or stimulating of external parts 
of the human body with the hands or with the 
aid of any mechanical or electric apparatus or 
appliances, with or without such supplementary 
aids as rubbing alcohol, liniment antiseptics, 
oils, powders, creams, lotions, ointment or other 
such similar preparations commonly used in the 
practice of massage under such circumstances 
that it is reasonably expected that the person to 
whom the service is provided, or some third per- 
son on his or her behalf, will pay money or give 
any other consideration or any gratuity therefor. 

b. The practice of massage shall not include the 
following individuals while engaged in the per- 
sonal performance of duties of their respective 
professions: 

a. Physicians, surgeons, chiropractors, osteo- 
paths, or physical therapists who are duly licens- 
ed to or practice their respective professions in 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Ii Nurses who arc registered under the Laws of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

c. Barbers and beauticians who are duly li- 
censed under the laws of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, except that this exclusion shall 
apply solely to the massage of the neck, face, 
scalp and hair of the customer or client for 
cosmetic or beautifying purposes; 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



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ARTICLE 41. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law, Article II — District Regula- 
tions—Section 2100 — Establishments of Districts— by 

adding the following district: 

Adult Entertainment District. . .CX 

and to further amend Article II — Section 2300 — Use 
Regulations Schedule, Business Uses, by adding the 
following use: 

Adult Entertainment Establishments: 
(See Section 4600) 



RA RB RC RM CA CB 



IA IS RMH CX 

O BA 



CC CD 





and further amending Section 2300— Use Regulations 
Schedule— by permitting the following uses in an Adult 
Entertainment (CX) District: 



_CX 



.CX 



Institutional Uses 

Municipal Buildings except 
garages, store or repair 
shops P 

Business Uses 

Adult Entertainment 

Establishments 

Business, Professional P 

Offices P 

Bank, Finance Agency P 



Industrial Uses 

Warehouses and Open 
Storage P 

Public Utility or 
Public Works Storage 
Yard or Repair Shop P 

and further amend the Zoning By — Law amending Arti- 
cle IV — Special Regulations — by adding Section 4600 as 
follows: 



"Section 4600 
ment. 



Adult Entertainment Establish- 



Special Permits shall now be granted for an adult 
entertainment establishment if it is to be located 
less than 1,000 feet from: 

a. Another Adult Entertainment Establishment 

b. Residential Uses 

c. Public or private nursery schools 

d. Public or private day care centers 

e. Public or private kindergartens 

f. Public or private elementary schools 

g. Public or private secondary schools 
h. Playgrounds 

i. Churches 



Stephen H. & Louise Farley, now or formerly, one 
hundred two and 76/100 (102.76) feet. 

and to further amend said Zoning By — Law and Zoning 
Map to change from Special Industrial IS to Adult Enter- 
tainment CX the following parcel of land: 

IS TO CX— PARCEL V 

Land in Chelmsford thus being bounded and 
described: 

Beginning at a point 700 feet from Swain Road at 
the southeasterly corner of the premises; thence N 
66° 32' 21" W, 182.66 feet to a point; thence S 81° 
30' w, 64.02 feet to a point; thence S 56° W, 165 
feet to a point; thence S 42° W, 142.56 feet to a 
point; thence S 38° 30' W, 122.76 feet to a point; 
thence S 23° W, 82.52 feet to a point; thence S 23° 
20' E, 46.56 feet to a point; thence S 73° 12' 52" W, 
33.62 feet to a point; thence 16° 47' 08" W, 266.63 
feet to a point; thence N 87° 22' 48" W, 318.07 feet 
to a point; thence S 88° 39' W, 153.72 feet to a 
point; thence S 77 ° 36' W, 93 feet to a point; thence 
N76°37" W, 171.3 feet to a point; thence S 87° 41' 
53" W, 180.83 feet to a point; thence N 16° 09' 20" 
E, 305.25 feet to a point; thence N 65° 21' 5" E, 
597.40 feet to a point; thence N 29° 0113" E, 
431.42 feet to a point; thence N 43° 26' 40" E, 
442.40 feet to a point; thence S 25° 02' 29" E, 1228 
feet to the point of beginning. 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



Department of Public Works in 1956; thence by the 
said northwesterly sideline of Old Westford Road S 
50° 12' 45" W, 304.85 feet to a stone bound drill 
hole; thence S 39° 47' 15" E, 5 feet to a stone bound 
drill hole in the northwesterly sideline of Old 
Westford Road as laid out by the County Commis- 
sioners in 1932; thence by said sideline on a curve of 
2,015.03 foot radius 151.82 feet to a stone bound 
drill hole; thence S 45° 53' 45" W, 105.33 feet to a 
stone bound drill hole; thence on a curve of 219.28 
foot radius, still by said northwesterly sideline of 
Old Westford Road, 92.85 feet to a point; thence 
by a ditch at land now or formerly of Capitolina 
Dias Avila, N 12° 20' 44" E, 321.83 feet to a point 
thence N 19° 48' 27" E, 84.17 feet to a point 
thence N 40° 39' 37" E, 46.11 feet to a point 
26" E, 128.21 feet to a point 
15" E, 92.86 feet to a point 
1 W, 86.28 feet to a stone bound 
17" W, 149.38 feet to a point 
09" W 
17" W 



thence N 31° 27' 
thence N 40° 47' 
thence N 9° 20' 07 
thence N 14° 18' 
thence N 56° 58' 
thence N 84° 55' 
thence S 76° 22' 40" W, 
thence S 76° 23' 40" W, 
thence S 73° 12' 33" W, 



57.35 feet to 
73.89 feet to 
215.85 feet to 
181.90 feet to 
323.20 feet to 



thence still by said ditch and land of Avila 



point 
point 
point 
point 
point 
S 73° 



05' 24" W, 288.23 feet to a point; thence by land 



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now or formerly of Henry Becker, S 86° 58' 38" W, 
1,093.69 feet to a stone bound; thence N 85° 21' 
11" W, 572.16 feet to a point in the aforementioned 
easterly sideline of Richardson Road; thence by 
said easterly sideline N 0° 12' 42" W, 328.15 feet to 
the point of beginning. 

Containing 52.49 acres; 

and further amend said Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map 
to change from Limited Industrial Use IA to Adult Enter- 
tainment CX the following parcel of land: 

IA TO CX— PARCEL IV 

A parcel of land in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, and being bounded and described 
as follows: 

Southerly by Riverneck Road, two hundred fifty 
(250) feet; westerly by Lot 1 on a plan hereinafter 
described, four hundred thirteen and 95 100 
(413.95) feet; northerly by land now or formerly of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, four hundred 
sixty-two and 92/100 (462.92) feet; and easterly by 
land now or formerly of Helen Lemire. three hun- 
dred fifty-eight and 93/100 (358.93) feet and land 
of Railroad and at other land formerly of said Eliza 
W. Fiske and thence running northeasterly on said 
southerly line about 167 feet to land now or former- 
ly of Martha B. Emerson; thence northeasterly still 
by said southerly line and on said Emerson land 
about 95 feet: thence northeasterly still by said 
Emerson land about 30 feet to land now or formerly 
of Dudley B. Emerson; thence still northeasterly 
and by said last named Emerson land about 167 
feet to land now or formerly of Roxanna B. 
Webster; thence still northeasterly by said Webster 
land about 10 feet to land now or formerly of 
Joseph Fletcher and another: thence N. 18° W on 
said last named land about 53 feet to a point at 
land now or formerly of one Webster: thence 
westerly on said northerly line by said Webster land 
about 110 feet to other land formerly of said Eliza 
W. Fiske; thence westerly on said last named land 
about 420 feet to said North Road: thence 
southeasterly on said North Road about 130 feet to 
the point of the- beginning; 

and to further amend said Zoning By-Law and Zoning 
Map to change from Single Resident e RB to Adult Enter 
tainment CX the following parcel of land: 

RB TO CX— PARCEL III 

Parcel of land in Chelmsford on the easterl) side <>l 
Richardson Road and thus bounded: 

Beginning at an angle point in the easterly sideline 
of Richardson Road, as laid out by the County 
Commissioners in 1897; thence S 85° 53' 26" E, by 
land of the Town of Chelmsford 511.19 feet to a 
stone bound; thence N 4° 45' 03" W, 292.41 feet to 



a point; thence N 28° 22' 56" E, 329.59 feet to a 
stone bound; thence still by land of the Town of 
Chelmsford N 30° 59' 48" E, 394.32 feet to a point 
in the southerly sideline of Route 3, a state highway 
laid out by the Massachusetts Department of Public 
Works in 1956; thence by said southerly sideline of 
Route 3 S 73° 16' 30" E, 1,426 feet to a stone bound 
drill hole; thence S 54° 15' 45" E, 1,071.72 feet to a 
stone bound drill hole; thence S 83° 34' 45" E, 
190.12 feet to a stone bound drill hole; thence S 50° 
12' 45" W, 303.89 feet to a stone bound drill hole; 
thence S 39° 47' 15" E, still by the sideline of the 
aforementioned 1956 layout 40 feet to a stone 
bound drill hole on the northwesterly sideline of 
Old Westford Road, laid out for the Town of 
Chelmsford by the Massachusetts 

Provided , however, that the Board of Appeals may waive 
the 1,000 foot restriction by Special Permit if it finds: 

a. That the proposed use will not be contrary to the 
public interest or injurious to nearby properties and 
that the spirit of this by-law will be observed. 

b. That the proposed use will not enlarge or en- 
courage the development of a "Skid Row" area. 

c. That the' establishment of an additional regulated 
use in that area will not be contrary to any program 
of neighborhood conservation nor will it interfere 
with any program of urban renewal. 

d. That all applicable regulations of this By-Law will 
be observed. 

e. That no portion of the establishment shall be 
located on the ground level of any building; 

or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 42. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map to change from 
Single Residence RA to Adult Entertainment CX the 
following parcels of land: 

RA TO CX— PARCEL I 

Parcel of land situated in Chelmsford on the easter- 
ly side of North Road, beginning at the southeaster- 
ly corner of the premises at the intersection of said 
road with the line of the land now or formerly of 
Framingham & Lowell Railroad Corp., and run- 
ning northerly 174 feet along North Road to land 
now or formerly of M.E. Richardson; thence easter- 
ly on said Rie hardson's land 145 feet to corner post 
of fence of said Richardson; thence northerly 57 
feet along said Richardson land to land now or 
formerly of J. P. Emerson; thence northeasterly 208 
feet along said Emerson's land to the line of the said 
Framingham & Lowell Railroad; thence 
southwesterly along the line of said railroad 442 feet 
to the point of be-ginning. 



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RA TO CX— PARCEL II 

A certain lot of land situated in that part of 
Chelmsford known as Chelmsford Centre and 
bounded and describedas follows: 

Beginning at the southwesterly corner of North 
Road at the southerly line of the location of land 
now or formerly of the Framingham and Lowell 



ARTICLE 43. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow a 
certain sum of money for the purpose of School Building 
Capital Improvements and Preservation and authorize 
the School Committee to proceed with said project and to 
execute all necessary and proper contracts and 
agreements in respect thereto, and to do all other acts 
necessary; or act in relation thereto. 

School Committee 

ARTICLE 44. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money for the operation of the Chelmsford Public 
Schools, said sum to be reduced by the use of available 
and anticipated Federal Funds and Educational Col- 
laborative Funds; or act in relation thereto. 

School Committee 

ARTICLE 45. To see if the Town will vote to borrow 
the sum of $204,665.00 for the purpose of purchasing a 
computer system and support software for use of the 
School and Municipal Departments and to authorize the 
School Committee to execute all necessary and proper 
contracts and agreements in respect thereto, and to do all 
other acts necessary; or act in relation thereto. 

School Committee 

ARTICLE 46. To see if the Town will vote to borrow 
the sum of $127,000.00 for the purpose of purchasing a 
computer system and support software for use of the 
School Department and to authorize the School Commit- 
tee to execute all necessary and proper contracts and 
agreements in respect thereto, and to do all other acts 
necessary; or act in relation thereto. 

School Committee 

ARTICLE 47. To see if the Town will vote to amend its 
General By-Laws, Article VI — Police Regulations— by 
adding Section 20 as follows: 

"Section 20 — Prohibition on Unauthorized Parking 

in Designated Handicapped Parking Spaces in 

Private or Public Ways. 

1. It shall be unlawful to park a motor vehicle in a 
parking space reserved and designated for use by 
vehicles of handicapped persons, whether located 
on public or private ways or properties, unless 
authorized to do so by the terms of this by-law or 



the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts. 

2. A fine of $15.00 shall be imposed for the 
unauthorized parking of a motor vehicle in a space 
reserved and designated for use by vehicles of han- 
dicapped persons, pursuant to the authority of 
Chapter 90, Section 21C of the Massachusetts 
General Laws. 

3. The Police Department and all members thereof 
assigned to traffic duty, are hereby authorized to 
remove and tow away, or have removed and towed 
away by commercial towing services, at the sole ex- 
pense of the owner of said motor vehicle, any motor 
vehicle left unattended or parked in a parking 
space reserved and designated for use by a vehicle 
of a handicapped person, unless said vehicle shall 
be designated as a vehicle of a handicapped person. 
Motor vehicles so towed away shall be stored in a 
safe place and restored to the owner or operator of 
the expenses incurred in said removal and storage. 

4. Violation of this By-law shall be punishable as pro- 
vided in General By-Law, Article I. 

5. In the absence of the operator of any motor vehicle 
violating any provision of this By-Law, it shall be 
deemed that the registered owner of such vehicle 
was the operator. 

6. Any motor vehicle bearing a handicapped parking 
permit or motor vehicle registration plate 
designating the vehicle as one used by a handicap- 
ped person shall be authorized to park in a 
designated handicapped parking space. The Chief 
of Police, his designee, or the Town Clerk may issue 
a temporary Handicapped Parking Permit to any 
person upon application with supporting medical 
affidavit signed by a licensed physician designating 
the applicant as physically handicapped. Said 
Temporary Permit shall be issued with an expira- 
tion date not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date 
of issue and shall be displayed in the front right 
windshield of any vehicle parked in a designated 
handicapped parking space. 

7. The unauthorized use of a Temporary Permit shall 
be punishable by a find of $50.00; 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



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ARTICLE 48. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the General By-Laws, Article VI — Police Regula- 
tions—by adding Section 21 — Parental or Adult 
Responsibility for Use of Alcoholic Beverages by 
Minors or the Illegal Use of Controlled Drugs on Their 
Premises. 



beverages seized shall be returned to the person or 
persons entitled to the lawful possession of them. 

F. Violations of this By-Law shall be punishable by a 
fine of Three Hundred Dollars (300.00) for each of- 
fense. 



A. Definitions 

(l)Adult shall mean any person 20 years or older. 

(2)Property Owner shall mean any person properlv 
in possession of real estate, either as owner, lessee 
or tenant. 

(3)Alcoholic Beverages shall mean any beverage 
defined as an alcoholic beverage in Section I of 
Chapter 138 of the General Laws. 

(4)Minor shall mean any person who is prohibited 
from purchasing alcoholic beverages in the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts because of his/her 
age. 

(5)Private Property/ Premises shall mean any pro- 
perty within the Town that is not owned by the 
Town of Chelmsford. 

(6)Beer Parties shall mean any gathering of three or 
more persons for the purpose of socializing and 
consuming alcoholic beverages. 

(7 (Drugs shall be any Controlled Substance. 

B. No adult property owner shall allow or grant per- 
mission, express or constructive, for any minor to 
possess or consume alcoholic beverages on their 
private property/premises, whether within a dwell- 
ing or building or outside their dwelling or 
building, except (luring religious ceremonies or if 
said minor is a permanent resident of the 
household. 

C. No adult property owner shall allow or grant per- 
mission, express or constructive, for their premises 
including buildings thereon and yards, to be used 
for the purpose of beer parties attended by any 
minor, unless said minor is a permanent resident of 
the household of the adult property owner. 

D. No adult property owner shall allow or grant per- 
mission, express or constructive, for any person to 
possess, consume or otherwise use any drugs, unless 
authorized by the prescription of a duly licensed 
physician on their private property/premises, 
whether within a dwelling or other building or out- 
side their dwelling or building. 

E. All alcoholic beverages or drugs possessed or con- 
sumed in violation of this By-Law shall be seized and 
held until final adjudication of the charge against 
the person or persons arrested or summoned before 
the Court. After final adjudication, all alcoholic 



G. This By-Law shall be enforced on behalf of the 
Town by its Police Department, which shall have 
the right to arrest any and all persons in violation of 
said By-Law. 

H.If any part, section or provision of this By-Law is 
found to be invalid, the remainder of this By-Law 
shall not be affected thereby; 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 49. To see if the Town will vote to accept 
the provisions of Chapter 60A, Section 1, which provides 
the motor vehicle excise tax shall not apply to a motor 
vehicle owned and registered by a former prisoner of war 
defined as any regularly appointed, enrolled, enlisted or 
inducted member of the Military Forces of the United 
States who was captured, separated or incarcerated by an 
enemy of the United States during an armed conflict; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 50. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Conservation Commission to grant to the Chelmsford 
Water District, a 40 foot wide access easement from Sum- 
mit Avenue and an access and use easement on 4.25 acres 
of land located off Summit Avenue, for the purposes of 
erecting a new water tower with all necessary ap- 
purtenances on said land; provided, however, that said 
land and access shall remain under the control of the 
Conservation Commission and all rights shall be retained 
for conservation and passive recreation use, as set forth in 
Chapter 40, Section 8C of the Massachusetts General 
Laws; or act in relation thereto. 

Conservation Commission 

ARTICLE 51. To see if the Town will vote to approve 
the filing of a petition in the General Court to approve 
the access and use easement grant to the Chelmsford 
Water District, as required by Article 97 of Amendments 
to the Constitution of Massachusetts; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Conservation Commission 

ARTICLE 52. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to acquire by fee simple in accor- 
dance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 132A 
antl Chapter 40, a certain parcel of land located on Canal 
Road, Chelmsford, Massachusetts owned by Isaac Siegel 
and Gertrude Siegel, being all or a portion of the 



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premises described in a deed from Herbert Seigel et al, 
recorded in Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds in 
Book 2302, Page 369. This parcel contains approximate- 
ly 24 acres and is to be held, managed, and controlled by 
the Conservation Commission for the promotion and 
development of the natural resources and for the protec- 
tion of the watershed resources of the Town, and further 
for the purpose of acquiring said land, that the Conserva- 
tion Commission be authorized to enter into a contrac- 
tual self help agreement with the Office of Environmental 
Affairs, and that the Town raise and appropriate, 
transfer from available funds, or appropriate and 
transfer from the Conservation Fund a certain sum of 
money to purchase said land; or act in relation thereto. 

Conservation Commission 

ARTICLE 53. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to convey, for consideration to be 
determined, all right, title and interest, if any, held by 
the Town, in a certain parcel of land, located on Seventh 
Avenue, North Chelmsford, shown as Lot 19 on Assessor's 
Plat 67 containing 3,300 square feet of land, more fully 
described in a deed recorded in Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds in Book 2034, Page 600; or act in rela- 
tion thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 54. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to convey, for consideration to be 
determined, all right, title and interest, if any, held by 
the Town in a certain parcel of land located on Eighth 
Avenue, North Chelmsford, shown as Lot 6 and Lot 7 on 
Assessors Plat 67, containing 4,950 square feet, more ful- 
ly described in deeds, recorded in Middlesex North 
District Registry of Deeds in Book 2034, Page 594, and 
Book 1983, Page 407, respectively; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 55. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the General By-Law Article VII — Miscellaneous— by ad- 
ding Section 9 as follows: 

"Section 9. Delivery of Unsolicited Written 
Material After Notice Prohibited. 

It shall be unlawful for any person or corporation to 
deliver or cause to be delivered, except through the 
services of the U.S. Postal Service, any unsolicited 
written materials to any residential dwelling or 
business located within the Town after written 
notice has been sent to said person or corporation, 
by the owner, lessee or tenant of said residential 
dwelling or business that said written materials 
should not be delivered to that address. The re- 
quired notice shall be sent by regular mail, postage 
prepaid, to any residence of usual place of business 
of the person or corporation delivering or causing 
to be delivered said unsolicited written material. 
Any delivery of unsolicited materials after the mail- 



ing of said written notice shall be deemed a 
nuisance and placing said materials on private pro- 
perty within the Town after said notice shall be 
deemed littering the property and shall be punished 
by a fine of $100.00 for each offense.; 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 56. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law — Section 1420 — Site Plan Review, 
by deleting Subsection 1421 and Subsection 1422 in their 
entirety and inserting the following: 

"1421. Any construction, alteration, reconstruc- 
tion, relocation or change of use for any of the 
categories contained in Subsection 1423 shall be 
allowed only if granted a Special Permit by the 
Planning Board pursuant to the provisions of 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40 A, Section 
9. Said Special Permit shall be in the form of ap- 
proval of a site plan submitted under Section 
1420 — Site Plan Review — of the Zoning By-Law. 
Said permit may impose conditions, safeguards and 
limitations on time and use. Special Permits shall 
only be issued following public hearings held within 
sixty-five days after filing of an application and site 
plan with the Planning Board, a copy of which shall 
forthwith be given to the Town Clerk and the In- 
spector of Buildings by the applicant. As provided 
in Chapter 40A, Section 9, granting Special Per- 
mits shall require a two-thirds vote of the Planning 
Board. Special Permits granted pursuant to this 
Section shall lapse within one year, including such 
time required to pursue or await the determination 
of an appeal referred to in Section 17 of Chapter 
40A, from the time of the grant thereof, com- 
menced except for good cause or in the case of per- 
mit for construction, if construction has not begun 
by such date except for good cause, the Inspector of 
Buildings shall review the proposed site plan and 
shall submit a report with recommendations not 
later than the time of the public meeting. 

1422. No permit for the construction, alteration, 
reconstruction, relocation, occupancy or change of 
use shall be issued by the Inspector of Buildings for 
the categories listed in Subsection 1423, unless a 
Special Permit approving the Site Plan has been 
granted by the Planning Board." 

And further amend Section 1420 — Site Plan 
Review — by deleting the first paragraph of Subsection 
1424 and inserting the following: 

"1424. Application for Special Permit and Site 
Plan. 

A Site Plan shall be prepared and submitted 
together with an application for a Special Permit by 
the applicant in conformity with the following re- 
quirements:" 



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and further amend Section 1420 — Site Plan Review— by 

deleting the first paragraph of Subsection 1425 and in- 
serting the following: 

"1425. A Special Permit shall be granted by the 
Planning Board only upon its determination that 
the requirements of Section 1520 — Special Permit 
Criteria, the applicable provisions of Section 
4500 — Major Business Complexes — and the fol- 
lowing have been satisfied:" 

and further amend Section 1400 — Site Plan Review — by 
deleting Subsection 1426 and inserting the following: 

"1426. Conformity. A Special Permit and Ap- 
proved Site Plan granted pursuant to Section 1400 
shall be incorporated into any building permit 
issued by the Inspector of Buildings on the site, and 
no occupancy permit shall be issued by the Inspec- 
tor of Buildings unless construction is in full condi- 
tions, safeguards and limitations contained in the 
Special Permit. If construction fails to follow the 
Special Permit and Approved Site Plan, all permits 
shall be revoked until compliance is assured. No 
such revocation or suspension of permits shall be 
permitted to exceed six months duration without 
submission of a new Special Permit Application 
and Site Plan and supporting documents and 
review and approval as provided for in this Section. 
The Inspector of Buildings shall periodically in- 
spect progress and compliance with provisions 
herein and with the approved site plan and shall 
take whatever action is required consistent with the 
above and with Section 1230 for this By-Law. 
Where the site improvements required for confor- 
mity with this By-Law, including screening, land- 
scaping, parking, off-street loading facilities, access 
roads and drives, and other similar required im- 
provements are extensive, the approving authority, 
as provided herein, may require a pcrformam e 
bond or other performance guarantees in a form 
complying with those provided for in the Rules and 
Regulations of the Planning Board of the Town of 
Chelmsford. Such required performance guarantee 
shall be properly executed and submitted to the ap- 
proval authority before anv building or occupancy 
permits for the development shall be issued 
Release of performance guarantee shall not occur 
until such time as construction has been completed 
in compliance with this Bv-Law and the Approved 
Site Plan;" 

and to further amend Section 1420 — Site Plan 
Review -by adding Subsection 1427 — Prior Non- 
Conforming Site Plans as follows: 

"a valid and legal site plan endorsed as approved by 
the Planning Board pursuant to the provisions of 
Section 1420 — Site Plan Review of the Zoning By- 
Law prior to April 30, 1984 shall be exempt from 
the provisions of Section 1421 through 1426 of this 
By-Law, but the same shall be governed and con- 
trolled by the provisions of Section 1400 et seq. and 



Section 4500 et seq. in effect on March 1, 1984, 
provided a building permit is obtained for con- 
struction on said site no later than September 30, 
1984 and the applicant consents to the incorpora- 
tion of the site plan in the building permit and con- 
tinued conformance therewith being the basis for 
issuance of an occupancy permit; 



or act in relation thereto. 



Planning Board 



ARTICLE 57. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law, Section 4500 — Major Business 
Complexes— by deleting Subsection 4510 and inserting 
the following: 

"4510. Any existing or proposed premises having 
more than 10,000 square feet gross floor area 
devoted to any use included in Section 2300 — Use 
Regulation Schedule — under Business Uses, In- 
dustrial Uses and Accessory Uses shall be con- 
sidered a Major Business Complex. Any construc- 
tion, alteration, relocation or change of use 
resulting in such a complex shall be permitted only 
upon the granting of a Special Permit by the Plann- 
ing Board pursuant to the provisions of Massachu- 
setts General Laws, Chapter 40A, Section 9;" 

and further amend Section 4500 by deleting Subsection 
4530 — Submittals and inserting the following: 

"4530. Submittals. Two copies of the following 
shall be filed with the Planning Board as applica- 
tion for a Special Permit for a Major Business Com- 
plex or for rezoning to accomodate such a complex. 
Additional copies shall be filed with the Town 
Clerk antl the Inspector of Buildings. The Planning 
Board shall neither sponsor nor favorably recom- 
mend any re- zoning of three or more acres to a 
commercial or industrial district unless such 
materials have been submitted to it at a public 
heai ing;" 

and further amend Section 4500 by deleting Subsection 
4540 — Decision Criteria and inserting the following: 

"4540. Decision Criteria. Special Permits shall on- 
ly be issued following public hearings held within 
sixty-five days after filing of an application and site 
plan with the Planning Board, a copy of which shall 
forthwith be given to the Town Clerk by the appli- 
cant. As provided in Chapter 40A, Section 9, gran- 
ting Special Permits shall require a two-thirds vote 
of the Planning Board. Special Permits granted 
pursuant to this Section shall lapse within one year, 
including such time required to pursue or await the 
determination of an appeal referred to in Section 
17 of Chapter 40A, from the time of the grant 
thereof, if a substantial use thereof has not sooner 
commenced except for good cause or in the case of 
permit for construction, if construction has not 
begun by such date except for good cause. Said per- 



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mit may impose conditions, safeguards and limita- 
tions on time and use. The Inspector of Buildings 
shall review the application for Major Business 
Complex and shall submit a report with recommen- 
dations not later than the time of the public 
meeting. 



space per 200 feet of gross floor area. Provided, 
however, that the Inspector of Buildings may waive 
the actual construction of said spaces to no less than 
one space per 1 .4 employees plus one space for each 
vehicle used in the operation upon issuance of a 
building permit or occupancy permit;" 



A Special Permit shall be granted by the Planning 
Board only upon its determination that the re- 
quirements of Section 4500 — Special Permit 
Criteria — and the provisions of Section 4500 — Ma- 
jor Business Complexes — have been met. The 
granting of a Special Permit pursuant to the provi- 
sions of Section 1420 — Site Plan Review — shall be 
a prerequisite to the granting of a Special Permit 
for a Major Business Complex," 

and further amend the Zoning By-Law by amending Sec- 
tion 2300 — Use Regulation Schedule — by adding after 
the subtitles Business Uses, Industrial Uses and Accessory 
Uses the following notation: (See Section 4500 for Major 
Business Complexes;) 



or act in relation thereto. 



or act in relation thereto. 



Planning Board 



ARTICLE 58. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law by deleting Subsection 
2560 — Conversion of Dwelling Units and inserting 
the following: 

"2560: Alteration of a single family dwelling ex- 
isting at the time of adoption of this By-Law, for 
occupancy by not more than two families, is per- 
mitted in accordance with Section 2300 of this By- 
Law, provided that the lot contains not less than 
15,000 square feet in an R C Zone, C B Zone or C D 
Zone and not less than 30,000 square feet in an R B 
Zone or R A Zone: That the exterior design of the 
structure is not changed from the character of a 
single family dwelling; and provided further that at 
least 600 square feet be provided for each resulting 
dwelling unit; and further amend the Zoning By- 
Law by amending Section 2300 — Use Regulations 
Schedule — Residential Uses, Conversion of 
Dwellings, to read 



RA RB 
PB PB 



RC 
P 



RM CA CB CC CD 1A IS 
O O P O P O O 



RMH 
O 



Planning Board 



ARTICLE 60. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law by deleting Subsection 3423 in its en- 
tirety and substituting the following: 

"3423: 'Screening' in this context shall mean an 
area four feet wide, densely planted and maintain- 
ed with evergreen trees six feet or more in height 
when planted, which screening density from 
ground level shall be maintained when the trees are 
mature, or a wall, 50 percent opaque fence, or 
earth berm 42 inches or more in height, sup- 
plemented with plantings three feet in height, or 
equivalent visual screening by building placement, 
natural vegetation or difference in elevation bet- 
ween potential viewers and the screened areas; ex- 
cept that lower elements shall be used where 
necessary for egress visibility;" 



or act in relation thereto. 



Planning Board 



ARTICLE 61. To see if the Town will amend its Zon- 
ing By-Law by deleting Subsection 4110 and substituting 
the following: 

"4110. Home Occupations: 

Home Occupation shall be permitted only upon the 
issuance of a home occupation permit by the In- 
spector of Buildings, upon certification by him that 
the following requirements, conditions and 
guidelines have been complied with and failure of 
continued compliance shall be grounds for revoca- 
tion of said occupancy permit:" and further amend 
the Zoning By-Law by amending Section 
2300 — Use Regulations Schedule; Accessory Uses; 
Home Occupation; to read 



or act in relation thereto. 



RA RB RC RM CA CB CC CD IA 
PPPPPPPPP 



IS 
P 



RMH 
P 



Planning Board 



or act in relation thereto. 



ARTICLE 59. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law by deleting Paragraph 15 of Subsec- 
tion 3120 in its entirety and substituting the following: 



Planning Board 



"Manufacturing, Truck Terminals, Wholesale 
Establishments, Public Utility Buildings other than 
their Business Office, Warehouses and similar uses 
not normally visited by the general public. One 



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ARTICLE 62. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law by deleting Subsection 
4210 — General— in its entirety and substituting the 
following: 

"4210. General. No operation for the removal of 
sod, loam, humus, clay, sand or gravel, and no 
land fill operations shall be permitted except in ac- 
cordance with the conditions and procedures con- 
tained herein. The provisions of this Section shall 
not apply to removal or filling incidental to the con- 
struction of a building, at the site of removal or fill- 
ing, for which a building permit has been issued 
which is not more than six months old, or for 
grading or otherwise improving the premises 
around the building. The provisions of this Section 
shall not apply to a lot located in a Residential 
District containing an existing residential dwelling 
provided a plan of the proposed work has been sub- 
mitted to the Inspector of Buildings and a Residen- 
tial Earth Removal or Landfill Permit has been 
issued by him upon determination of compliance of 
said plans with the requirements of this By-Law. 
Any fill material imported to the site pursuant to 
these exceptions shall be inorganic material and 
further provided that any such earthwork-final 
grades, planting and landscaping is constructed 
with due regard for the protection of persons and 
property adjacent to the site, and at no time will a 
slope exceed 3-1. Any site within 100 feet of a 
wetlands would further have to meet the provisions 
of the Conservation Commission. The provisions of 
this Section shall not apply to any Town operated 
or Town Maintained land I ill: 



or act in relation thereto. 



Planning Board 



ARTICLE 63. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map to change from 
General Residence (RC) District to Single Residence (RB) 
District the following described parcel of land owned by 
South Chelmsford Gun & Rod Club, Inc.: 

Beginning at a point on the westerly side of Turn- 
pike Road at land belonging to Chelmsford Water 
District, thence; 

NORTHWESTERLY along Turnpike Road, one 
thousand thirty feet (1,030), more or less; thence 

WESTERLY forty-three feet (43) to land to 
Chelmsford Acres II; thence 

SOUTHWESTERLY along land of Chelmsford 
Acres II, one thousand six hundred feet (1,600), 
more or less; thence 

WESTERLY still along Chelmsford Acres II, two 
hundred fifteen feet (215), more or less; thence 



SOUTHERLY by other land of South Chelmsford 
Gun & Rod Club, Inc., five hundred eighty-five 
feet (585), more or less, to Mill Road; thence 

EASTERLY by Mill Road, five hundred fifty feet 
(550), more or less; thence 

NORTH and NORTHEASTERLY, two hundred 
feet (200), more or less, and five hundred forty feet 
(540), more or less; thence 

SOUTHWESTERLY, forty feet (40), more or less; 
thence 

NORTHEASTERLY, one hundred thirty feet 
(130), more or less, to land of Chelmsford Water 
District; thence 

NORTHWESTERLY by land of Chelmsford 
Water District, two hundred thirty (230) feet, more 
or less; thence 

NORTHWESTERLY still by land of Chelmsford 
Water District, two hundred fifty feet (250), to 
point of beginning; 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 64. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law of the Town of Chelmsford, 
Massachusetts to change from Single Residence (RB) to 
Multiple Residence (RM) the following described land of 
Thomas S. Shedd: Margaret M. Rocha, Mary R. Sears, 
Mary Sears, Cynthia Phillips, Earl H. Kinney and 
Geraldine P. Kinney: A certain parcel of land situated on 
the Southerly side of Marshall Street, bounded and 
described as follows: Beginning at a point in a wall on the 
Southerly side of Marshall Street, said point being the 
dividing point of Land of Thomas S. Shedd and Land of 
Louis Scars; thence Easterly by the line of Marshall Street 
353 feet more or less to a point of Land of Arthur Frank; 
thence Southerly by Land of Frank 655 feet more or less 
to a point; thence Easterly 123 feet more or less to a 
point; thence Northerly still by Land of said Frank, 338 
feet more or less to a point in the Southerly sideline of 
Carlisle Street; thence Southeasterly by said line of Carli- 
sle Street 590 feet more or less to a point; thence in a 
general- Southerly direction by various courses 1653 feet 
more or less to a point; thence Westerly 1320 feet more or 
less to a point; thence Southerly 712 feet more or less to a 
point: thence Westerly 430 feet more or less to a point at 
the existing (IA) Limited Industrial District zoning line; 
thence Westerly by said zoning line 630 feet more or less 
to a point; thence Northerly 260 feet more or less to a 
point; thence Westerly 200 feet more or less to a point; 
thence Northerly 810 feet more or less to a point; thence 
Northerly by the centerline of a roadway 1300 feet more 
or less to a point; thence Northeasterly 348 feet more or 
less to a point in the Southerly sideline of said Marshall 
Street; thence Easterly by said sideline 130 feet more or 



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less to a point; thence Southerly by Land of Garcia 268 
feet more or less to a point; thence Easterly 150 feet more 
or less to a point at Land of Sears; thence Northerly 268 
feet to a point in the Southerly sideline of said Marshall 
Street; thence Easterly by said sideline of Marshall Street 
500 feet more or less to a point of beginning. 

Containing 96 Acres more or less and meaning and in- 
tending to rezone from Single Residence (RB) to Multiple 
Residence (RM) all of the Land of Thomas S. Shedd, 
Margaret M. Rocha, Mary R. Sears, Mary Sears, Cynthia 
Phillips, Earl H. Kinney and Geraldine P. Kinney now 
zoned Single Residence (RB)." 



or act in relation thereto. 



Petition 



ARTICLE 65. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law of the Town of Chelmsford, 
Massachusetts to change from Single Residence (RB) to 
Limited Industrial (IA) the following described land of 
Frederick F. Galus, et ux, John M. Kasper, et ux, and 
Joseph J. Kisiolek et ux: The land situated on the Nor- 
therly side of Billerica Road, Chelmsford, Middlesex 
County, Massachusetts, bounded and described as 
follows; Beginning at a point on the Northerly sideline of 
said Billerica Road as laid out by the County Commis- 
sioners in 1935, said point being at the land of the Town 
of Chelmsford Pine Ridge Cemetery; thence Northerly by 
said town land 313 feet more or less to a point; thence 
Easterly by said town land and land of McKennedy to the 
existing (IA) Limited Industrial District and the (RB) 
Single Residence District zone line; thence Southeasterly 
by said district line to a point marking the existing line of 
the said I A District and the RB District; thence Southerly 
by said line 400 feet to the aforesaid Northerly sideline of 
Billerica Road; thence Westerly by said sideline 1200 feet 
more or less to the point of beginning. 

Containing 1 1 acres more or less and being shown on 
Chelmsford Assessors Plat 113 Parcels 13, 14, 16 and 17." 

or act in relation thereto. 



Containing 43,740 square feet and being shown on a 
plan of land entitled "Plan of Land in Chelmsford, Mass. 
belonging to Gertrude M. Fallon, Surveyed May 13, 
1961, Richard L. McGlinchey," meaning and intending 
to rezone from Single Residence (RB) to Commercial 
(CD) all of the land of Elmer G. Crowell and Pauline G. 
Crowell, now zoned Single Residence (RB)." 



or act in relation thereto. 



Petition 



ARTICLE 67. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law, Section 1420 — Site Plan Review by 
adding Subsection 1424 (g) as follows: 

"1424 (g). Internal circulation and egress as well as 
drainage for the Site Plan is presented for not only 
the Site Plan but also in relation to all adjoining 
properties owned by the applicant." 

or act in relation thereto. 

Petition 

ARTICLE 68. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law Section 1420 — Site Plan Review by 
deleting Subsection 1425(a) in its entirety and inserting 
the following: 

"1425(a). Internal circulation and egress are such 
that traffic flow is adequately served and the safety 
of individuals is protected, and further that access 
via minor streets serving residential neighborhoods 
is minimized. Specifically, access and egress should 
not be routed to streets or portions of streets adjoin- 
ing residentially zoned or used land, if alternate ac- 
cess and egress is available. The Chief of Police, ac- 
ting as the Chief Safety Officer of the Town, must 
provide written notification to the Planning Board, 
that he/she is satisfied that use of each proposed en- 
trance and exit will not, in his/her opinion, create 
or add to an unsafe condition for the residents or 
commuters of the area affected." 



Petition 



or act in relation thereto. 



ARTICLE 66. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law of the Town of Chelmsford, 
Massachusetts to change from Single Residence (RB) to 
Commercial (CD) the following described land of Elmer 
G. Crowell and Pauline G. Crowell: a certain parcel of 
land situated on the Northeasterly side of North Road, 
bounded and described as follows: Southwesterly by 
North Road, two hundred (200) feet; Southeasterly by 
land of the County of Middlesex, two hundred eighteen 
and 72/100 (218.72) feet; Northeasterly by other land 
nor or formerly owned by Gertrude M. Fallon, two- 
hundred (200) feet, and Northwesterly by other land now 
or formerly owned by Gertrude M. Fallon, two hundred 
eighteen and 72/100 (218.72) feet. 



Petition 



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ARTICLE 69. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law Section 1420 — Site Plan Review, by 
adding a new Subsection 1425 (1) 

"(1) Any Industrial or Commercial building in ex- 
cess of 100,000 square feef, located on a minimum 
lot of 7.0 acres (not including wetland) must be tied 
directly to the Town of Chelmsford's public sewer 
system or a private, on-site, waste treatment system 
and/or any Industrial or Commercial building in 
excess of 15,000 square feet of building per acre 
must be tied directly to the Town of Chelmsford's 
public sewer system or private, on-site, waste treat- 
ment system." 



or act in relation thereto. 



Petition 



ARTICLE 70. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law, Section 2600 — Intensity of Use 
Schedule — by deleting matrix references to I A and IS 
and Footnote g and inserting the following, as well as ad- 
ding a new Footnote j. 



IS 



"2600. Intensity of Use Schedule. 

Minimum Lot Requirements IA 

Area (1,000 sq. ft.) (h) 400 400 

width (feet) 500 500 

depth (feet) 500 500 

frontage (feet) 500 500 

Minimum Yard Requirements 

front (feet) (d) 100(g) 100(g) 

side (feet) 100(g) 100(g) 

rear (feet) 100(g) 100(g) 

Maximum Building 

coverage (percent) 30(j) 30(j) 

height (feet) 45 45 

Landscaped Open Space 

Minimum % of lot area 10(i) 10(i) 

g -Increase to 150 feet when abutting a residential 
district; 50 feet of this shall be landscaped open 
space. Such yard requirements exclude parking 
areas. Accordingly yard requirements can be 
satisfied by landscaped open space or preferably 
natural wooded buffers. 

j - For industrial districts, coverage includes both 
building and parking areas." 

or act in relation thereto. 

Petition 



ARTICLE 71. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law Section 4500 — Major Business Com- 
plexes, by adding Subsection 4533 as follows: 

"4533. All proposed Major Business Complexes 
which are Industrial Uses shall be accompanied by 
a Neighborhood Impact Study when any of the 
following conditions occur: 

(a) any industrial traffic access or egress is on roads 
adjoining residentially zoned or used land, or 

(b) the finished constructed facilities or its lighting 
will not be visible from a residential area, or 

(c) any part of the construction site is within V4 
mile of a residentially zoned or used land/lot, 
or 

(d) 10 or more residents petition for such an im- 
pact study. 

The Neighborhood Impact Study shall include the 
following: 

1) Direct resident opinion survey data. This in- 
cludes at least one public meeting of those 
residents who fall in categories a) through d) 
above. It further contains formally collected 
and tabulated survey data relevent to all provi- 
sions in this By-Law which affect such 
residents. 

2) Independent study of residential market 
values. In this section, data shall be obtained 
from objective consultants who are both exter- 
nal to the Town of Chelmsford, and who have 
no prior associations with the developer. Data 
shall demonstrate pre- and post-construction 
residential market values of the affected 
residents. It shall also project the kind and 
degree of change that shall occur, assuming the 
construction to be completed. Such areas of 
change shall include, but not be limited to, fire 
safety, traffic safety, pedestrian safety, residen- 
tial unity and integrity, and any other adverse 
effects of the construction. 

Studies and surveys shall be conducted by a firm or board 
selected by the Planning Board. Such costs will be borne 
by the Petitioner." 

or act in relation thereto. 

Petition 

ARTICLE 72. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-Law Section 4500 — Major Business Com- 
plexes, by deleting Subsection 4542 and inserting the 
following: 

"4542. The complex shall be so designed and 
located that annual average daily traffic is not in- 
creased 50% or more above estimated levels on 
January 1 , 1983 at any point more than 350 feet 
from an expressway interchange, with 1/1/83 levels 



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being determined by the Chelmsford Planning 
Board; and shall be so located that resultant traffic 
is not above the capacity of roads and intersections 
at level of service "C" at any point within 1 mile of 
the premises, using definitions and methods of 
estimation as outlined by the Highway Research 
Board Highway Capacity Manual, 1965 or later 
decisions." 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



or act in relation thereto. 



Petition 



ARTICLE 73. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the appointment of a Town Engineer by the following 
procedure: Each member of the Board of Selectmen shall 
have one vote; The Planning Board shall cast one vote 
determined by a majority vote of the board and the Sewer 
Commission shall cast one vote determined by a majority 
vote of the commission; and to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for 
the funding of the Town Engineering Department in- 
cluding salaries and expenses, or act in relation thereto. 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 



March 29, 1984 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and 
warned the Inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
posting up attested copies of same at the following places, 
to wit: The New Town Office Building Gym; North Con- 
gregational Church Hall; Parker School Band Room; 
East Chelmsford School; Byam School Cafetorium; 
Westlands School Cafeteria; North Congregational 
Church Hall; McCarthy Junior High School, Small Gym- 
nasium; South Row School Auditorium; South Row 
School Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; McCar- 
thy Junior High School, Small Gymnasium; seven days at 
least before the time appointed for holding the meeting 
aforesaid. 

William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 

A True Copy Attest, 
William E. Spence, Constable 



Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 74. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds, or borrow the 
sum of $224,062.00 for the purpose of Chapter 90 Con- 
struction under the following statutes: 

Chapter 351 of the Acts of 1982 -$102,090.00 
Chapter 732 of the Acts of 1981 -$121,972.00 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 75. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of 
$7,958.19 for the purpose of Chapter 90 Construction; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 76. To see if the Town will vote to instruct 
the Board of Assessors to issue a certain amount of money 
from Free Cash in the Treasury for the reduction of the 
tax rate; or act in relation thereto. 

Finance Committee 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with 
your doings at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given unto our hands this 26th day of March, A.D. 
1984. 



Claude A. Harvey, Chairman 

Bonita A. Towle, Vice Chairman 

Dennis J. Ready, Clerk 

Paul C. Hart 



30 



MODERATOR 3 yrs. 

Dennis E. McHugh (re-election) 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

TOWN CLERK 5 yrs 

Mary E. St. Hilaire (re-election) 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION 
April 7, 1984 



Pet 1 Pet 2 Pet 3 Pet 4 Pet 5 Pet 6 Pet 7 Pet 8 Pet 9 Pet 10 Pet 11 Pet 12 Total 



324 


205 


403 


152 


342 


283 


231 


215 


159 


313 


224 


278 


3129 














1 























1 


82 


42 


74 


35 


84 


54 


37 


50 


32 


77 


35 


77 


679 


406 


247 


477 


187 


427 


337 


268 


265 


191 


390 


259 


355 


3809 


346 


214 


411 


160 


363 


298 


234 


225 


160 


319 


231 


285 


3246 


60 


33 


66 


27 


64 


39 


34 


40 


31 


71 


28 


70 


563 



406 



247 



477 



187 



427 



337 



268 



265 



191 



390 



259 



355 3809 



SELECTMAN 3 yrs 

Roger A. Blomgren 

Claude A. Harvey (re-election) 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

SELECTMAN Unexpired 1 yr term 
John P. Emerson Jr. 
Myra Silver 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

TREASURER & TAX COLLECTOR 3 yn 
James R. Doukszewicz (re-election) 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



161 


126 


310 


101 


204 


154 


137 


128 


98 


194 


119 


188 


1920 


217 


100 


144 


77 


194 


167 


120 


126 


84 


185 


132 


152 


1698 














2 























2 


28 


21 


23 


9 


27 


16 


11 


11 


9 


11 


8 


15 


189 


406 


247 


477 


187 


427 


337 


268 


265 


191 


390 


259 


355 


3809 


271 


181 


324 


119 


289 


244 


199 


155 


130 


225 


17-1 


204 


2515 


117 


56 


136 


50 


115 


80 


62 


99 


55 


146 


65 


135 


1116 


18 


10 


17 


18 


23 


13 


7 


11 


6 


19 


20 


16 


178 


406 


247 


477 


187 


427 


337 


268 


265 


191 


390 


259 


355 


3809 


334 


204 


398 


147 


337 


284 


224 


212 


157 


304 


215 


280 


3096 


72 


43 


79 


40 


90 


53 


44 


53 


34 


86 


44 


75 


713 



406 



247 



477 



187 



427 



337 



268 



265 



191 



390 



259 



355 3809 



ASSESSOR 3 yn 

Janet Lombard (re-election) 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

TREE WARDEN J Yn 

Neal C. Stanley II 
Frank Wojtas 
Harry T. Adams 
Michael E. McTeague Sr. 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



325 


190 


391 


140 


337 


277 


215 


203 


153 


294 


213 


270 


3008 














1 











1 











2 


81 


57 


86 


47 


89 


60 


53 


62 


37 


96 


46 


85 


799 


406 


247 


477 


187 


427 


337 


268 


265 


191 


390 


259 


355 


3809 


62 


57 


85 


26 


57 


75 


55 


73 


21 


41 


50 


72 


674 


98 


43 


114 


59 


136 


102 


70 


60 


47 


133 


68 


97 


1027 


87 


39 


63 


II 


79 


65 


45 


48 


76 


101 


59 


79 


782 


84 


70 


108 


26 


68 


50 


57 


39 


18 


48 


43 


47 


658 


75 


38 


107 


35 


87 


45 


41 


45 


29 


67 


39 


60 


668 



406 



247 



477 



187 



427 



337 



268 265 



191 



390 



259 



355 3809 



MEMBER OF BOARD OF HEALTH 3 Yn 

Peter Dulchinos (re-election) 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

MEMBER OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE (2) 3 Yn 

Samuel Poulten (re-election) 

Carol C. Clcven (re-election) 

David A. Wait 

John W. Peters (write-in) 

All Olhen 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

CEMETERY COMMISSIONER 3 Yn 

Charlotte P. DeWolf 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



289 
117 



406 



171 
76 



247 



364 
113 



126 
61 



301 
126 



255 
82 



207 
61 



197 
68 



147 
44 



266 
124 



189 
70 



187 



337 



268 



477 



187 



427 



337 



268 



265 



191 



390 



259 



251 
104 



2763 
1046 



198 


147 


270 


88 


230 


182 


147 


126 


101 


223 


139 


189 


2040 


243 


135 


296 


93 


265 


210 


150 


176 


122 


243 


169 


256 


2358 


121 


80 


149 


70 


126 


127 


86 


86 


74 


125 


66 


103 


1213 


14 





25 





14 


12 


4 


25 


9 


9 


9 


26 


147 


1 











2 








1 








1 





5 


235 


132 


214 


123 


217 


143 


149 


116 


76 


180 


134 


136 


1855 


812 


494 


954 


374 


854 


674 


536 


530 


382 


780 


518 


710 


7618 


299 


188 


375 


131 


319 


266 


213 


204 


148 


276 


212 


260 


2891 


107 


59 


102 


56 


108 


71 


55 


61 


43 


114 


47 


95 


918 



355 3809 



PARK COMMISSIONER 3 Yn 

Mary P. Bennett 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEE (2) 3 Yn 

Howard K. Moore (re-election) 
Elizabeth A. McCarthy (re-election) 
D. Lorraine Lambert 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



284 


184 


362 


138 


303 


260 


207 


186 


144 


270 


198 


248 


2794 


122 


63 


115 


49 


124 


77 


61 


69 


47 


120 


61 


107 


1015 


406 


247 


477 


187 


427 


337 


268 


265 


191 


390 


259 


355 


IHII'I 


202 


66 


184 


73 


190 


168 


88 


132 


86 


187 


122 


184 


1682 


276 


118 


255 


112 


253 


222 


116 


172 


117 


259 


184 


233 


2317 


175 


176 


312 


90 


219 


151 


188 


119 


94 


170 


114 


173 


1981 


159 


134 


203 


99 


192 


133 


144 


107 


85 


164 


98 


120 


1638 


812 


494 


954 


374 


854 


674 


536 


530 


382 


780 


518 


710 


7618 



31 



PLANNING BOARD MEMBER (2) 3 Yrs 

Eugene E. Gilet (re-election) 
Thomas E. Firth Jr. (re-election) 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



280 


175 


322 


100 


272 


242 


202 


184 


134 


250 


193 


254 


2608 


241 


148 


309 


153 


248 


215 


176 


163 


119 


243 


165 


218 


2398 


291 


171 


323 


121 


334 


217 


158 


183 


129 


287 


160 


238 


2612 



494 



954 



374 



854 



674 



536 



530 



382 



780 



710 7618 



SEWER COMMISSIONER 3 Yrs 
Jean R. Organ 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

QUESTION 
Yes 

No 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



313 


184 


355 


147 


319 


259 


214 


197 


150 


285 


216 


269 


2908 

















1 




















1 


93 


63 


122 


40 


108 


77 


54 


68 


41 


105 


43 


86 


900 


406 


247 


477 


187 


427 


337 


268 


265 


191 


390 


259 


355 


3809 


239 


146 


284 


103 


239 


195 


152 


147 


109 


204 


133 


196 


2147 


97 


62 


128 


53 


101 


87 


87 


80 


47 


132 


66 


98 


1038 


70 


39 


65 


31 


87 


55 


29 


38 


35 


54 


60 


61 


624 



406 



247 



477 



187 



427 



337 



32 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
APRIL 30, 1984 

The Annual Town Meeting was called to order at 7:35 
PM by the Moderator Dennis McHugh who recognized 
the presence of a quorum. There were 504 voters present. 

The Moderator then introduced to the Town Meeting 
body, Dean Donald Boucher, of the Dickinson House at 
CHS. Dean Boucher spoke about the SADD program at 
CHS. This program is a nation wide organization of 
Students Against Drunk Driving, and CHS is the 
Chelmsford Chapter. Dean Boucher is One of the foun- 
ding members and four students were present also as he 
explained the purpose of the program. The students 
were: Karen Currier, Karen Ames, Deanna Capasso, and 
Laura Novelline. The School Committee along with the 
Board of Selectman have proclaimed May as SADD 
Awareness Month, Dean Boucher and the students 
wanted the support of the Town Meeting Body and to 
also acknowledge the SADD program's existence. The 
Moderator asked for a voice vote, motion carried, 
unanimously. 

Selectman Towle moved that the reading of the Con- 
stable's return of service and the posting of the warrant be 
waived. It was so voted, unanimously. Selectman Towle 
then moved that the reading of the entire warrant be 
waived. It was so voted, unanimously. 

George Ripsom. Chairman of the Finance Committee 
moved to recess the Annual Town Meeting at 7:40 PM. in 
order to conduct a Public Budget Hearing of Federal 
Revenue Sharing Funds. Motion carried, unanimously. 

George Ripson discussed the Federal Revenue Sharing. 
The sum of $700,000.00 will be available for use in fiscal 
year 1984-1985 and will be allocated as follows: Fire 
Department Salaries $240,000.00. Police Department 
Salaries $240,000.00. These amounts will be reflected in 
the department's budgets. Under Article 36 the amount 
of $220,000. will be applied to the development of the 
Southwell Field in N. Chelmsford for recreational pur- 
poses. The sum of $700,000.00 represents approximately 
82< on the Tax rate. The Moderator asked for any discus- 
sion or questions, hearing none George Ripsom moved to 
have the Town Meeting Body accept for approval the 
Federal Revenue Sharing Funds amounts as presented. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

The Annual Town Meeting reconvened at 7:45 PM, 
motion was made by George Ripsom, motion carried 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1 Selectman Towle moved to table 
this article until a further time during the Annual Town 
Meeting. Motion Carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2 Alan Murphy moved to amend 
the article by adding to line item 10 the following: 



Administrative and Clerical 

13. Assistant Town Accountant 

Alan Murphy then spoke about the article itself and 
the amendment. The Finance Committee was in favor of 
the article and the amendment. The Moderator asked for 
a voice vote on the amendment, motion carried. He then 
asked for a voice vote on the entire article as amended. 
Motion carried, unanimously. The article reads as 
follows: 

Alan Murphy, Chairman of the Personnel Board mov- 
ed that the Town vote to amend the Personnel Wage and 
Salary By-law to be effective July 1, 1984 as follows: 



1 . Under Section, "Classification of Present Town 
Employees", amend Subsection (E) — "Wage and 
Salary Schedule" — by deleting the existing schedule 
and substituting the following: 

E. WAGE AND SALARY SCHEDULE 

July 1, 1984 — June 30, 1985 



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18 
19 
20 



Salary Range 
8,583-$ll,845 
9,871-13,622 
11,158-15,398 
12,445-17.174 
13,734-18,953 
15,020-20,728 
16,309-22.506 
17,596-24,282 
18,882-26.057 
20,172-27,837 
21,458-29,612 
22.746-31,389 
24.033-33,166 
25,320-34,942 
26,609-36,720 
27.895-38,495 
29,184 40,274 
30.471-42,050 
31,757-43,825 
33.047-45,605 



2. Under Section 6 subtitled "Classification of Present 
Town Employees", delete the first and second 
paragraph and substitute the following in its place: 

Each person who is an employee of the Town and 
under the jurisdiction of the Personnel Board, 
while this plan is effective, shall be classified in ac- 
cordance with this plan and shall have their wage or 
salary established in the following manner, each 
such determination to be subject to the approval of 
the Personnel Board. 

A. Each appointing authority shall review the 
status of all its employees and assign each in- 
dividually to the job classification most nearly 
corresponding to their duties and respon- 
sibilities. 



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3. Under Section 7 subtitled "Hiring of New 
Employees", delete paragraph (A) and substitute 
the following in its place: 

(A) The wage or salary of a new employee shall be 
set by an appointed or elected Board at step 1 . 

Approval of the Personnel Board is required if 
the appointed or elected Board requests a 
salary in excess of step 1 . 

4. Under Section 8 subtitled "Increases Within Grade 
Levels and Promotions", delete paragraph (A) and 
substitute the following in its place: 

(A) Newly hired employees and employees who are 
promoted or placed in a new position shall be 
given a performance evaluation upon comple- 
tion of six (6) months in the new position. 
These employees may be recommended for a 1 
step merit increase, the effective date of which 
will be the beginning of the next Fiscal Year or 
after 6 months employment, whichever comes 
last. Such increases must be recommended by 
the employee's Department Head and approv- 
ed by the Personnel Board. 

5. Under Section 10 subtitled "Review of Wage and 
Salary Rates and Use of Cost of Living Indexes", 
delete paragraph (A) and substitute the following 
in its place: 

(A) Rates of pay for like positions in Chelmsford 
and other Massachusetts Towns considered by 
the Personnel Board to be comparable to 
Chelmsford. 

6. Under Section 12 subtitled "Grievance Procedure", 
delete the entire section and substitute the follow- 
ing in its place: 

Any dispute between and employee and his super- 
visor shall first be discussed with his supervisor. If a 
conference between the employee and his im- 
mediate supervisor fails to clear up any question to 
the satisfaction of the employee, he may refer the 
matter in writing to the appointing authority. If 
two weeks have elapsed since the submission of the 
matter in writing to the appointing authority and 
the dispute is still unresolved, either party may ap- 
peal to the Personnel Board in writing stating all 
relative facts. This Board shall take the question 
under advisement, collecting such additional facts 
relating thereto as it may deem helpful, and it may, 
in its discretion, hold private or public hearings 
with respect to such question. Not later than 60 
days after receipt of written submission of the mat- 
ter to it, the Personnel Board shall render its deci- 
sion which will be binding to all parties relative to 
the dispute. 



7. Under Section 16 subtitled "Sick Leave", delete 
paragraph (A) and substitute the following in its 
place: 

(A) All permanent employees of the Town, 
regardless of their length of service, will earn 
up to twelve (12) days sick leave per year at the 
rate of one day per month. At the end of the 
calendar year, each employee may carry over 
any unused sick leave balance so that an 
unlimited number of days may be accrued. 

8. Under Section 17 subtitled "Leaves of Absence", 
delete paragraph (B) and substitute the following in 
its place: 

(B) A maximum of ten (10) days per year will be 
provided for persons called into temporary ac- 
tive duty of any Unit of the U.S. Reserves or the 
State National Guard. Employees will be paid 
the difference between their regular pay and 
the pay which they receive from the State or 
Federal Government. 

9. Under Section 26 subtitled "Bereavement and 
Funeral Leave", delete the entire section and 
substitute the following in its place: 

(A) All full time, permanent employees covered by 
this plan shall be entitled to leave without loss 
of pay not to exceed three (3) days in the event 
of the death of the employee's spouse, children, 
parents, grandparents, mother-in-law, father- 
in-law, and siblings. 

(B) Leave as provided by this section shall not be 
deducted from any vacation time to which the 
employee may be entitled. 

(C) All full time permanent employees covered by 
this plan shall be entitled to leave without loss 
of pay not to exceed one (1) day in order to at- 
tend the funeral of the employee's sister-in-law 
or brother-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces and 
nephews. Such leave shall not be deducted 
from any vacation time to which the employee 
may be entitled. 

This amendment shall be applicable to all 
employees covered by this By-Law. 

10. Under Section 24 subtitled "Job Titles and Stan- 
dard Rates of Wages and Salaries of the Personnel 
Wage and Salary By-Law" by adding the following 
position: 

Other Positions 

1 1 . Town Engineer 
Administrative and Clerical 

13. Assistant Town Accountant 



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UNDER ARTICLE 2A Alan Murphy moved to amend 
this article due to typographical errors, proposed levels 
reflected the wrong figure and in some case the amount 
of monies to be expended. The changes are as follows: 

Highway Superintendent change from 13 to 14. Police 
Captain change from 15 to 14 and Gas Inspector change 
from $5,500 to $6,000. The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote on the motion to amend. Motion carried. The 
Moderator asked for the Finance Committee's recom- 
mendation. The Finance Committee recommended the 
article as amended. A Voice vote was taken on the article, 
motion carried and reads as follows: 

Alan Murphy, Chairman of the Personnel Board mov- 
ed that the Town vote to amend the Personnel Wage and 
Salary By-law by further amending Section 24, Job Titles 
and Standard Rates for Wages and Salaries of the Person- 
nel Wage and Salary By-law, to conform to rates of pay 
negotiated by the Town with certain labor organizations, 
pursuant to General Laws Chapter 150E, and to reflect 
current salaries and grade levels under the Personnel By- 
law as follows: 



ADMINISTRATIVE & CLERICAL 

1. Executive Secrclar. 

2. Town Accountant 

3. Veteran's Agent 

4. Town Aide 

5. Assistant to Assessors 

6. Assistant to Town Clerk 

7. Assistant Treasurer . . . 

8. Clerk, Senior 

9. Clerk. Junior 

10. Clerk. Pan Time 

11. Town Counsel 

12. Bd. of Reg.. Three members 

13. Assistant Town Accountant 

CONSERVATION, PARKS k CEMETERY 

1 . Cemetery Superintendent 

2. Supt. of Insect & Pest Control 

3. Landscapcr - Park 

4. Laborer Park . 

5. Unskilled Laborer 

6. Skilled Forest Workman- Coasersatn.n 

7. Equipment Operator 

8. Park Superintendent 

CUSTODIAL 

1 . Custodian 

LIBRARY 

1. Library Director 

2. Library Department Head 

3. Library Specialist 

4. Libnry Ajriitani 

5. Library Clerk 

6. Maintenance Assistant 
7- Page 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

1 . Highway Superintendent 

2. Highway Foreman 

TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT 

1 Fire Chief 

2. Deputy Fire Chief 

3. Captain 

4. Mechanic (Fire & Police) .... 

TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT 

1. Police Chief 

2. Deputy Chief 

3. Captain 



7/84-6/85 
Proposed 
Level 
17 
14 
9 
9 
6 
6 
6 
4 
! 
2 



Proposed 
Salary 



$500 PA. 
$360 EA 



$1,250 PA 



2 
2 
• I 
2 
4 
9 



14 
6 
4 
3 
2 
2 



14 
9 



#2. «5 
#2 
• I 
«2 



20 
17 
14 



RECREATION 

1. Director Youth Coordinator 9 

2. Clerk. Part-Time 2 

3. Waterfront Director #2 $5.00-7.00 HR 

4. Swimming Instructor #2 $4.00-5.00 HR 

5. Lifeguard #2 $3.75-4.50 HR 

6. Playground Supervisor "- . #2 $6.00-8.00 HR 

7. Recreation Specialist #2 $4.00-6.00 HR 

8. Recreation Leader #2 $3.50-4.50 HR 

9. Youth Center Supervisor 4 

10. Youth Center Leaders 2 

OTHER POSITIONS 

1 . Building Inspector 14 

2. Electric Inspector 9 

3. Local Inspector 9 

4. Gas Inspector #2 $6,000 

5. Dog Officer 4 

6. Assistant Dog Officer 2 

7. Van Driver 3 

8. Sealer of Weights and Measures #2 2,000 P. A. 

9. Animal Inspector #2 1.000 PA. 

10. Clock Winder #2 100 

1 1. Town Engineer 14 

FOOTNOTES 

»1 Represented by Collective Bargaining 

»2-Not in "Job Rating Plan' 

*4 Federal Minimum Hour Wage 

*5 - Salary will be 200% of the highest paid union firefighters established by State 

law. 



UNDER ARTICLE 3 George Ripsom of the Finance 
Committee spoke about the article. He explained that the 
Committee stayed within the guidelines of proposition 
2V£. The Moderator explained that the Town Meeting 
Body will take each department's budget individually for 
discussion and questions and at the end of the entire 
budget a final vote will be taken. The Moderator pro- 
ceeded to read the individual budgets. Under the 
Cemetery Department, George Baxendale moved to 
amend line item 12. Expenses from 20,000. to 20,400. He 
explained that the union contract required uniforms for 
the four employee's, which would cost 100.00 per 
employee, for a total of $400.00. The Moderator asked 
for a voice vote on the increased figure, motion carried, 
unanimously. 

I In- Moderator then read the budget's of the Civil 
Defense through the Health Department. Under the 
Health Department, George Ripsom of the Finance Com- 
mittee, moved to amend line item 34. Salaries from 
86.828. to 81,549. Peter Dulchinos, member of the Board 
of Health spoke against the motion. He said that the 
Board of Health is a highly specialize department, and 
that the members wanted to bring the staff up to the 
same rate of surrounding towns. The Board of Health 
employees do not have step raises, the amount that is be- 
ing presented is the amount that they feel is fair. If 
sometime in the fall the other Towh Employees receive an 
increase due to negotiations in contracts etc., the staff of 
the Board of Health will not be qualified. Chelmsford's 
Board of Health has more laws to comply with then other 
towns, and stricter codes to follow because of this factor, 
the members feel that the increase is justified. After a 
lengthy discussion, the Moderator asked for a voice vote 
on the motion, which left the chair in doubt. He then ask- 
ed for a show of hands, motion was defeated. 



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The Moderator then went on and read the Highway 
Department's budget through the Personnel Board's 
budget. At this time George Ripsom, of the Finance 
Committee moved to reconsider the Board of Health's 
budget. He felt that the Town Meeting body should con- 
sider the Finance Committee's recommendation. It was 
the intent of the committee to treat all departments fairly 
and the committee felt that their recommendation was in 
the best interest of the town. After a lengthy discussion, 
the Moderator asked for a voice vote on the motion to 
reconsider, motion defeated. 

The Moderator then read the Planning Board's budget 
through the Recreation Department's budget. Robert 
Charpentier moved to amend line item 77. Salaries from 
17,029 to 17,758 and line item 78. Expenses from 17,075 
to 16,346. the budget's total would remain the same at 
34,604. 

The Moderator read the Registrar's Department 
budget and then the School Department's budget. 
George Ripsom of the Finance Committee requested that 
the School Department make a presentation to the Town 
Meeting body. Nicholas Gavriel, Chairman of the School 
Committee explained that the entire presentation would 
take at least one hour and it would be the same informa- 
tion that was given three weeks ago at the School Depart- 
ment's budget hearing. He asked the Moderator for an 
opinion of the Town Meeting body, if they in fact wanted 
to hear the presentation. The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote, the people did not want to hear the presentation. 
Superintendent Alan Bradshaw explained that the School 
Department had requested $16,713,707, but agreed with 
the Finance Committee and the Board of Selectmen on 
the figure of $16,585,721. until the monies from state 
reimbursement came in from the State some time in the 
fall. At which time then the School Department will come 
back to a special meeting asking for the difference bet- 
ween the two figures of $127,986. 

The Moderator proceeded and read the Sealer of 
Weights and Measures' budget, then the Selectmen's 
budget. At that time Philip Currier moved to amend the 
Selectmen's budget line item 86. Salaries, from 74,846. to 
79,846. He felt that the Selectmen should receive an 
$1000.00 increase each. The Finance Committee was 
against the motion. The Moderator asked for a voice vote 
on the motion to amend, motion defeated. 

The Moderator continued on and read the Sewer Com- 
mission's budget through the Tree Warden's budget. 
George Ripsom of the Finance Committee moved that the 
Town Clerk's Budget be amended, line item 94. Salaries 
from 72,159. to 71,554. He stated that $600.00 was re- 
quested, and due to the rating of the various departments 
and the salary survey which is going to be conducted 
among the dignitaries that a one step increase was recom- 
mended by the committee. The total department's figure 
would be 76,285. The Moderator asked for a voice vote 
on the motion to amend, motion carried. 



The Moderator then went on and read the Varney 
playground's budget through the Unclassified Depart- 
ment budget, and then read the total figure needed to 
raise and appropriate for all the budgets in article three, 
which was $25,994,074.00 and asked for a voice vote on 
this figure. The motion carried. Article three reads as 
follows: 

James R. Doukszewicz, Treasurer moved that the 
Town raise and appropriate the sum of $25,994,074.00 to 
defray Town charges for the fiscal period from July 1, 
1984 to July 30, 1985. 







Finance 




Comm 


. Recom. 


ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 






1. Salaries 




$75,489 


2. Expenses 




1,600 


3. Outlay 




1 


TOTAL ACCOUNTING DEPT. 




77,090 



ANIMAL INSPECTORS DEPARTMENT 

4. Inspectors Salary 1,000 

5. Expense 400 



TOTAL ANIMAL INSPECTOR DEPT. 

BOARD OF APPEALS 

6. Expenses 

ASSESSORS DEPARTMENT: 

7. Salaries 

8. Expenses 

9. Outlay 

10. Legal Services 



TOTAL CIVILIAN DEFENSE 

CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

17. Expenses 

CONSTABLE 

18. Salary 

COUNCIL ON AGING/TOWN AIDE 

19. Salaries 

20. Expenses 

TOTAL COA-TOWN AIDE 



1,400 



5,200 



100,559 

39,600 

1,000 

1 



TOTAL ASSESSORS DEPT. 


141,160 


CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 

11. Salaries 

12. Expenses 

13. Out of State 

14. Outlay 

Total Cemetery Department 
Transfer from P/C Interest 


108,225 

20,400 

300 

1 

128,926 
15,000 


NET COST CEMETERY DEPT. 


113,926 


CIVILIAN DEFENSE 

15. Expenses 

16. Outlay 


2,040 
1,026 



3,066 



9,810 



150 



40,659 
19,900 



60,559 



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PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST 

Westland & Harrington Elem Schools 160,000 

Byam Elem School 105,000 

School Bldg Captl Improv #4 293.037 

21 . Total Principal 558,037 

INTEREST PAYMENTS 

Anticipation of Revenue 

and other Temp Loans 100,000 

Westland & Harrington Elem Schools 23.220 

Byam Elem School 33,150 

School Bldg Captl Improv #4 15,131 

22. Total Interest 171,501 
TOTAL DEBT AND INTEREST 729,538 



44. East 

45. South 

TOTAL HYDRANT SERVICE 



INSECT PEST CONTROL 

46. Superintendents Salary 

47. Expenses 

TOTAL INSECT PEST CONTROL 

INSPECTION DEPARTMENT 

48. Salaries 

49. Expenses 

50. Out of State 

TOTAL INSPECTION DEPT 



7,000 
5,500 



74,900 



1,250 
10.735 



11,985 



114,382 

13,306 

500 

128,188 



DOG OFFICER 

23. Salaries 

24. Expenses 

25. Pound Rental 

26. Care of Live Animals 

TOTAL DOG OFFICER 

EDWARDS MEMORIAL BEACH 

27. Expenses 

ELECTIONS 

28. Wages and Expenses 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

29. Expenses 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 

30. Salaries 

31. Expenses 

32. Out of State 

33. Outlay 

TOTAL FIRE DEPT. 
APPROPRIATION FROM REVENUE 
SHARING FOR SALARIES 

NET COST FIRE DEPT 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

34. Salaries 

35. Expenses 

36. Out of State 

37. Outlay 

TOTAL HEALTH DEPT 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

38. Salaries 

39. Expenses 

40. Snow and Ice 

TOTAL HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

41. Expenses 

HYDRANT SERVICE 

42. Center 

43. North 



21.756 
2.000 
6.000 
1.500 



31.256 



1.000 



19.151 



I ' 



1.960.870 

98.447 

1 

2.550 

2.061.868 

240,000 
1.821.868 



86.828 

13.050 



1 

99.879 



487,751 
285.994 
270.000 

1.043,745 



1,000 



44,100 
18.300 



INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 

Property Liability and all Types 322,880 

Chapter 32B 827.170 

TOTAL INSURANCE DEPT 1,150,050 

TRANSFER FROM SINKING FUND 



51 . Net Insurance Dept 


1,150.050 


LAW DEPARTMENT 

52. Town Counsel 

53. Legal Services 

54. Misc Expense Assoc Dues 


500 

34,000 

750 


TOTAL LAW DEPT 


35,250 


LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 

55. Salaries 

56. Expenses 

57. Books and Periodicals 

58. Outlay 


281,690 
55,595 
76,400 

1 


TOTAL LIBRARY DEPT 
LESS STATE AID 


413,686 
15.587 


NET COST LIBRARY DEPT 


398.099 



MODERATOR 

59. Salary 



300 



NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 

60. Assessment 471.798 



PARK DEPARTMENT 

61 . Salaries 

62. Expenses 

63. Outlay 

TOTAL PARK DEPT. 

PERSONNEL BOARD 

64. Expenses 

PLANNING BOARD 

65. Expenses 

66. Outlay 

TOTAL PLANNING BOARD 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 

67. Salaries 

68. Expenses 



30,545 
3,814 

1 



34,360 



650 



10,601 
6,800 



17.401 



1.691,686 
181,901 



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69. Chiefs Out of State 


1,050 


70. Outlay 


1 


71. Auxiliary-Expense 


3,070 


72. Auxiliary-Outlay 


400 


TOTAL POLICE DEPT. 


1,878,108 


APPROPRIATION FROM REVENUE 




SHARING FOR SALARIES 


240,000 


NET COST POLICE DEPT. 


1,638,108 


PUBLIC BUILDINGS 




73. Salaries 


39,000 


74. Expenses 


49,650 


75. Supervision Fee 


5,500 


76. Outlay 


2,000 



TREASURER/COLLECTOR DEPARTMENT 

97. Salaries 114,780 

98. Expenses 24,240 

99. Outlay 1 

TOTAL TREASURER/COLLECTOR DEPT. 139,021 



TOTAL PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

RECREATION COMMISSION 

77. Salaries 

78. Expenses 

79. Outlay 

TOTAL RECREATION COMMISSION 

REGISTRARS DEPARTMENT 

80. Salaries 

81. Expenses 

82. Outlay 

TOTAL REGISTRARS DEPT. 

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

Salaries and Expenses 
Less: Available Funds 

83. TOTAL TOWN FUNDS 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES 

84. Salary 

85. Expense 

TOTAL SEALER DEPT. 

SELECTMENS DEPARTMENT 

86. Salaries 

87. Expenses 

88. Outlay 

89. Out of State 

TOTAL SELECTMENS DEPT. 

SEWER COMMISSION 

90. Professional Fees 

91. Expenses 

TOTAL SEWER COMMISSION 

STREET LIGHTING 

92. Expense 

TOWN CELEBRATION COMMITTEE 

93. Expense 

TOWN CLERK DEPARTMENT 

94. Salaries 

95. Expenses 

96. Outlay 

TOTAL TOWN CLERK DEPT. 



96,150 



17,758 

16,346 

500 



34,604 



17,378 

7,668 

1 



25,047 



16,648,564 
62,843 

16,585,721 



2,000 
300 

2,300 



74,846 

20,500 

700 

750 

96,796 



12,500 
3,250 

15,750 



130,000 



500 



71,554 

4,730 

1^ 

76,285 



TREE WARDEN DEPARTMENT 

100. Salaries 

101. Expense 

102. Outlay 

TOTAL TREE WARDEN DEPT. 

VARNEY PLAYGROUND 

103. Labor- Part Time 

104. Expense 

105. Outlay 

TOTAL VARNEY PLAYGROUND 

VETERANS BENEFITS DEPARTMENT 

106. Salaries 

107. Expenses 

108. Outlay 

109. Cash & Material Grants 



TOTAL VETERANS BENEFITS DEPT. 

WASTE COLLECTION 

110. Expense 

UNCLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT 

111. Ambulance Service 

112. Bus Transportation Subsidy 

113. Cable TV Commission 

114. Clerk of Committees 

115. Cultural Council 

116. Energy Committee 

117. Historic District Com 

118. Home Rule Advisory Com 

119. Industrial Development Com 

120. Lowell Mental Health 

121 . Memorial Day Expense 

122. NMAC Assessment 

123. Preliminary Project Studies 

124. Share Inc. 

125. Sign Advisory Com 

126. Town Clock Expense 

127. Town & Fin. Com. Reports 

128. Unemployment Benefits - State 

129. Veterans Pension Claims 

130. Negotiated Clerical 

Salary Increases 

TOTAL UNCLASSIFIED DEPT. 

TOTAL ARTICLE 3 (GROSS) 

LESS TRANSFERS: 

REVENUE SHARING 480,000 

LIBRARY STATE AID 15,587 

CEMETERY P/C INTEREST 15,000 

ARTICLE 3 RAISE AND APPROPRIATE 



1,000 
13,875 



14,876 



3,000 

1,999 

1 



5,000 



37,217 

4,000 

400 

53,000 



94,617 



480,455 



1 

1 

2,500 



100 

1 

870 

1 

1 

8,695 

1,000 

8,295 

1,000 





600 

5,500 

40,000 

6,600 

_0 

74,565 
26,504,661 



510,587 
25,994,074 



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UNDER ARTICLE 4 James R. Doukszewicz, 
Treasurer, moved that the Town vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to 
borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the 
revenue of the financial year beginning July 1, 1984; in 
accordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 
44, Section 4, and to issue a note or notes as may be given 
for a period of less than one year in accordance with 
General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17. 

The Finance Committee recommends the article. Mo- 
tion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 5 James R. Doukszewicz, 
Treasurer, moved that the Town vote to request the 
Department of Revenue, Division of Accounts of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to make an audit of all 
accounts in all departments in the Town of Chelmsford. 

The Finance Committee recommends the article. Mo- 
tion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 6 Selectman Towle moved to 
dismiss the article. Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 7 Selectman Towle moved to 
amend the article to read the amount of S2.000.00 in- 
stead of S20.000.00. Motion carried by voice vote. The ar- 
ticle reads as follows: 

Selectman Bonita Towle moved that the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate $2,000.00 to match LEAA Federal 
Funds, for the purpose of providing mutual aide pro- 
grams for Police Department. 



The Finance Committee recommends the article, 
tion carried, unanimously. 



Mo- 



UNDER ARTICLE 8 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to raise and appropriate $817,038.19 
to pay the Treasurer of the Middlesex County Retirement 
System, the said amount being the Town's share of the 
pension expense and military service funds. 

The Finance Committee recommends the article. Mo- 
tion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 9 George Ripsom. of the Finance 
Committee, moved that the Town vote to raise and ap- 
propriate S300.000.00 to be used as a Reserve Fund at the 
discretion of the Finance Committee, as provided in 
General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 6. 

The Finance Committee recommends the article. Mo- 
tion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 10 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to raise and appropriate $10,000.00 
to pay reasonable hospital, medical and surgical. 
Chiropractic, nursing, pharmaceutical, prosthetic and 
related expenses, and reasonable charges for podiatry 
pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 41, Section 100B, 
for certain retired police officers and firefighters as 



classified under Chapter 41 Section 100B of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, accepted by vote of the 
1979 Annual Town Meeting. 

The Finance Committee and the Board of Selectmen 
were both in favor of the article. A lengthy discussion 
took place. Norman Labrecque moved to table the article 
until Monday May 7, 1984. The motion was defeated by 
voice vote. The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the 
article motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1 1 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to accept the provisions of 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 32 B, Section 9E 
providing that the Town shall, in addition to the pay- 
ment of fifty percent of a premium for contributory 
group life hospital and surgical, medical, dental and 
other health insurance for employees retired from the ser- 
vice of the Town, and their dependents, pay a subsidiary 
or additional rate. 

Selectman Roger Blomgren thanked the Finance Com- 
mittee for all the hours that the committee contributes 
toward the budget articles. He then went on stating that 
the Board of Selectmen were in favor of article 11 and 
asked the Town Meeting body for their support. If this 
article did not pass then the Selectmen would dismiss arti- 
cle 12. The Finance Committee was not in favor of the ar- 
ticle. Edward Milliard spoke against the article. After a 
lengthy discussion the Moderator asked for a voice vote 
on the article. Motion defeated. Selectman Ready ques- 
tioned the vote. The following tellers came forward and a 
hand count was taken: 



Jane Dairy 
Neil Lercr 
Carolyn Fenn 
Philip Currier 
William Drury 



William Yoder 
Paul Villare 
Dorothy Lcrer 
Norman Labrecque 
John Tucker 



The result of the hand count: Yes 126 
defeated. 



No 187 Motion 



UNDER ARTICLE 12 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
to dismiss this article. Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 13 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$1,800.00 to be used to join into Elder Services of Mer- 
rimack Valley. Inc. for the purpose of obtaining services 
for the care of the Town's Older Americans. 

The Board of Selectman and the Finance Committee 
are in favor of the article. Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 14 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
to dismiss this article. Norman Labrecque questioned the 
decision to dismiss. Selectman Ready stated that Article 
74 would be where the monies would come from. The 
Moderator asked for a voice vote on the motion to 
dismiss. Motion carried, unanimously. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 15 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to raise and appropriate $300,000.00 
for the purpose of resurfacing portions of certain streets 
throughout the Town with Type I Bituminous Concrete, 
and other road materials. 

Selectman Towle gave a list of streets to be done, they 
are Boston Road, Chelmsford Street, Groton Road, 
Steadman Street and Summer Street. The Finance Com- 
mittee supports the article. The Moderator asked for a 
voice vote, motion carried, unanimously. 

Frederick Dillon moved to reconsider article 1 1 . After 
a discussion, the Moderator asked for a voice vote. Mo- 
tion defeated. Frederick Dillon questioned the vote, the 
tellers came forward and a hand count was taken. Yes 
105 No 162, the motion was defeated. 

James Bowman moved to adjourn the meeting until 
Monday May 7th, 1984 at the McCarthy Jr. High Gym. 
Motion Carried, The Meeting adjourned at 11:00 PM. 



Dennis McHugh 
Moderator 



Mary E. St. Hilaire 
Town Clerk 



UNDER ARTICLE 64 Selectman Towle read a letter 
to the Town Meeting body from Attorney Joseph 
Shanahan, who represented the petitioner's, stating that 
they wished to withdraw the article at this time from the 
warrant. A discussion followed. A question was raised if 
in fact this article could come back to the Town Meeting 
body for approval or disapproval. Town Counsel James 
Harrington explained that the article itself could keep 
coming back on the floor during this meeting only. 
However, by withdrawing the article from the warrant as 
the petitioner's proposed to do, the article could be 
placed on the warrant for any future Town Meetings. If 
the article was actually voted on as presented in the war- 
rant in it's entirety and defeated then it could not be plac- 
ed on any Town Meeting warrant for two years. A discus- 
sion followed. 

The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the motion to 
withdraw, motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 16 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to raise and appropriate $95,000.00 
to alleviate certain drainage problems existing in the 
Town. 



ADJOURNED 
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

MAY 7, 1984 

The Adjourned Annual Town Meeting was called to 
order at 7:40 PM, by the Moderator Dennis McHugh. 
There were 434 voters present. 

The Moderator removed from the table article 1. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the reports of Town Officers and Committees be 
heard. 

Selectman Towle moved to hear nominations from the 
floor for the Varney Playground Commission. Motion 
Carried. Selectman Towle moved to nominate Harry 
Ayotte for a three year term. The Moderator asked for 
any more nominations from the floor, hearing none, the 
Moderator declared that nominations were closed. The 
Moderator asked for a voice vote on Harry Ayotte as com- 
missioner for three years. It was so voted unanimously. 
The Moderator then explained that there was another 
opening on the Varney Playground Commission for an 
unexpired two year term. Norbert J. McHale was 
nominated to fill that position. Hearing no more nomina- 
tions, the Moderator declared nominations closed. A 
voice vote was taken on Norbert McHale as commissioner 
for unexpired two year term. It was so voted, unanimous- 

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Selectman Towle read a list of roads which will be 
worked on: Turnpike Road, Robin Hill Road Westford 
Road (near Lupien's Orchard), Maple Road, Garrison 
Rd, Lord Road, Claude Road, Park Road, North Road, 
Mill Road, Richardson Road, Freeman Road, and Noble 
Drive. The Finance Committee supports the article. The 
Moderator asked for a voice vote, motion carried, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 17 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to raise and appropriate $50,000.00 
for the purpose of purchasing five (5) new four door 
sedan police cruisers, said purchase to be made under the 
supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 

The Board of Selectmen support the article. The 
Finance Committee recommends the article, Motion car- 
ried, unanimously, by voice vote. 

UNDER ARTICLE 18 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to raise and appropriate $34,325.00 
for the purpose of completing the following repairs and 
replacements to Fire Department Buildings and equip- 
ment, under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen: 

1 . Roof Repairs - North Fire Station 

2. Roof Repairs - South Fire Station 

3. A 12 circuit entrance cabinet with accessories to 
receive fire alarms 

The Finance Committee supports the article. Deputy 
Chief James Sousa explained the article. A voice vote was 
taken, motion carried, unanimously. 



Selectman Towle moved to take Article 64 out of 
order. Motion carried, by voice vote. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 19 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to sell by good and sufficient bill of sale equipment 
presently being used by the Highway Department, Police 
Department and Fire Department. 

The Finance Committee supports the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 20 Chairman of the Cemetery 
Commissioners, Charlotte DeWolf, moved that the Town 
vote to transfer the sum of SI 5, 000. 00 from the sales of 
graves and lots to the Cemetery Improvement and 
Development Fund. 

The Finance Committee supports the article. Motion 
Carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 21 George Ripsom of the Finance 
Committee moved to amend the article by deleting 
$4,000.00 item B. Breathalizer from the article for a total 
figure of 18,000.00. The Moderator asked for a voice vote 
on the motion to amend, which left the chair in doubt. 
He then asked for a show of hands, motion carried to 
amend. Edward Hilliard presented to the Town Meeting 
body a presentation about the accuracy of the hand held 
radar units. After a lengthy discussion, he moved to 
delete this line item C. from the motion, and reduce the 
figure to SI 3.000.00. The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote on the motion to amend, motion defeated. He then 
asked for a voice vote on the main motion as amended, 
motion carried. The article reads as follows: 

Selectman Bonita Towle moved that the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate $18,000.00 for the purpose of com- 
pleting the following repairs and purchasing the follow- 
ing equipment for the Police Department, said contracts 
to be made under the supervision of the Board of Select- 
men: 

a. One (1) Telephone Recording System 

b. Five (5) Hand Held Radar Units 

c. Four (4) Mobile Radio Units 

d. Video Taping Equipment. 

UNDER ARTICLE 22 Chief Reid of the Fire Depart- 
ment moved that the Town vote to transfer from the 
Stabilization Fund $125,000.00 for the purpose of pur- 
chasing a new 1,000 G.P.M. Pumping Engine for the Fire 
Department, said purchase to be made in accordance 
with Chapter 48, Section 42 of the General Laws. 

The Finance Committee recommends the article. Mo- 
tion carried. 

The Moderator proceeded on with the next two ar- 
ticles, James Harrington, Town Counsel made a point of 
order. Due to article 22 being a transfer from the 
Stabilization Fund the vote needed to a %'s or unanimous 
vote. The Moderator then asked the Town Meeting Body 
to vote on article 22 again. Motion carried, unanimously. 



UNDER ARTICLE 23 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to raise and appropriate $10,000.00 
for the purpose of mosquito control under the supervision 
of the Board of Health. 

Peter Dulchinos, of the Board of Health asked for sup- 
port of the article. The Finance Committee supports the 
article. Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 24 Chairman of the Cemetery 
Commissioners. Charlotte DeWolf, moved that the Town 
vote to raise and appropriate $10,000.00 for the purpose 
of purchasing a Truck Chassis Cab, F350 or equivalent 
for the Cemetery Department. 

The Finance Committee supports the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 25 Selectman Ready moved to 
amend the aricle by deleting the words "and North 
Road" and adding and include a traffic light at the 
Chelmsford Mall. A lengthy discussion followed. Select- 
man Rcadv explained that if the traffic could be control 
at Chelmsford Street and Fletcher street it would alleviate 
the traffic connected with the ballfields. Then the traffic 
would be controlled again at Chelmsford Street and 
Golden Cove with the present lights, and once a light was 
installed at the Chelmsford Mall, the flow would be easier 
all together on Chelmsford Street. John Conrad asked if 
this light at the Chelmsford Mall would be guaranteed, 
Srli i iman Ready assured him it would be. The 
Moderator asked for a voice vote on the motion to 
amend. Motion carried. The Moderator then asked for a 
voice vote on the main motion as amended. Motion car- 
ried, unanimously. The article reads as follows: 

Selectman Bonita Towle moved that the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate $35,000.00 for the purpose of Traf- 
fic Study and Engineering Design to alleviate traffic pro- 
blems on Fletcher and Chelmsford Street and include a 
traffic light at the Chelmsford Mall. 

UNDER ARTICLE 26 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to raise and appropriate $30,000.00 
for the demolition of the North School. 

Selectman Paul Hart explained the purpose of the arti- 
cle, and asked the Town Meeting Body for it's support. 
Ruth Delaney, Chairman of the Housing Authority ex- 
plained that the Authority has applied for funds for an 
Elderly Housing on that site. The authority will not know 
until the end of May if Chelmsford will or will not be 
eligible. In the event that the authority does not receive 
any money then something should be done to the 
building on the present site. Harry Foster felt that the 
Town should wait until it was absolutely sure that the 
buildings could never be used again. The Moderator 
asked for a voice vote on the article. Motion carried. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 27 Park Commissioner Robert L. 
Wetmore, moved that the Town vote to raise and ap- 
propriate $6,000.00 to purchase one (1) 1984 Tractor 
with attachments, and to sell by good and sufficient bill 
of sale one (1) 1973 Tractor with attachments presently 
used by the Park Department. 

The Finance Committee recommends the article. Mo- 
tion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 28 Town Counsel James Har- 
rington, moved to amend the article by deleting the word 
transfer. The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the mo- 
tion to amend, motion carried, unanimously. The article 
reads as follows: 

Paul McCarthy of the Board of Health, moved that the 
Town vote to raise and appropriate, the sum of 
$10,500.00 for the purpose of preparing engineering 
design plans and other engineering services required for 
the closure of the Swain Road Landfill. 

Norman LaBrecque questioned the cost involved. John 
Emerson of the Board of Health explained that because 
of the EPA regulations involved, this amount was needed. 
The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the article, mo- 
tion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 29 Paul McCarthy of the Board of 
Health, moved that the Town vote to raise and ap- 
propriate $5,000.00 for the purpose of collecting 
household hazardous waste on a specific day under the 
supervision of the Board of Health. 

Peter Dulchinos, member of the Board of Health spoke 
about the article. He said that possibly sometime in the 
fall people would have the chance to dispose of their 
paint thinners, old oil etc. Jean Rook of the League of 
Women voters stated that the League was in favor of the 
article. The Finance Committee supported the article. 
The Moderator asked for a voice vote, motion carried, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 30 Chairman of the Sewer Com- 
mission, John Emerson moved that the Town vote to bor- 
row $1,020,000.00 for the purpose of designing lateral 
sewers, interceptor sewers, pumping stations and force 
mains to serve the Phase IA and Phase IB sewer service 
areas as described in the 1984 "Facility Plan for 
Wastewater Management", including North Chelmsford, 
Chelmsford Center and the Industrial Area off Billerica 
Road; and for related legal, administrative and other 
pertinent expenses; to authorize the Sewer Commission 
with the consent of the Board of Selectmen or Town 
Meeting to acquire by purchase, eminent domain or 
otherwise all easements and rights concerning land 
necessary in conjunction with the project; to determine 
how any such appropriation shall be raised, whether by 
transfer of available funds, by taxation, by borrowing or 
otherwise, and if by borrowing, the Town Treasurer with 
the approval of the Board of Selectmen be authorized to 
borrow under G.L. Chapter 44 as amended and sup- 
plemznrebl wnb oh issue and sell general obligations 



bonds or notes of the Town therefor; that the Sewer Com- 
mission be authorized to apply for, accept and expend 
any State and Federal grants that may be available for 
the project. 

John Emerson explained the article. The Finance Com- 
mittee supported this article and article 31 also. The 
Board of Selectmen were in favor of the article. Gary 
Francis Frascarelli, expressed concern for the East 
Chelmsford residents. He wanted to make sure that East 
Chelmsford was not forgotten in the planning. John 
Emerson explained that East Chelmsford problems were 
not as extreme as other areas, as a result they are includ- 
ed in the twenty year plan, but not at this beginning part 
of the phase. The areas being addressed now are those 
that are in desperate need of sewage. When more monies 
become available within the twenty year plan, East will 
receive sewage at that time. After a lengthy discussion, 
Brad Emerson moved the question to stop debate. The 
Moderator asked for a voice vote which left the chair in 
doubt. The following tellers came forward and a hand 
count was taken: 



George Baxendale 
Carl Olsson 
Edward Hilliard 
Jane McKerzie 
Ruth Delaney 
Dorothy Lerer 



Neil Lerer 
Philip Currier 
Norman Labrecque 
Carolyn Fenn 
Connie Fabien 



The result of the hand count Yes 334 No 24 motion car- 
ried to stop debate. The Moderator asked for a voice vote 
on the article, which left the chair in doubt, the tellers 
came forward and a hand count was taken, a %'s vote 
was required: Yes 361 No 16 Motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 31 John Emerson of the Sewer 
Commission, moved to amend the article by adding the 
following sentence to the end of the article: 

Acceptance of this article and the expenditure of any 
funds authorized by it shall be contingent upon approval 
by the town for an exemption from Proposition 2!/£ 
limitations to the extent of repaying any bonding 
authorized herein. 

A discussion took place. Brad Emerson moved the 
question to stop debate. The Moderator attempted a 
voice vote, which left the chair in doubt. The tellers came 
forward and a hand count was taken. A %'s vote was 
needed Yes 263 No 90, motion carried to stop debate. 
The Moderator then asked for a voice vote on the motion 
to amend. Motion carried. Further discussion took place 
on the main motion as amended. James Harrington 
moved to amend by adding the following sentence to the 
end of the main motion as amended: 

Approval for an exemption of Proposition 2V6 shall be 
by ballot vote at either a state or local election as required 
by statute. 



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More discussion took place. Henrick Johnson, Chair- 
man of the Planning Board stated that the Planning 
Board unanimously supported the article. The Finance 
Committee supported the amendment and the article 
also. Elias Safdie moved the question to stop debate. The 
Moderator asked if there was any need for further discus- 
sion, hearing none, he then asked for a voice vote on the 
motion to amend. Motion carried. Edward Peik moved to 
amend the article by deleting the words "Federal Grants" 
from the wording. The Moderator asked for a voice vote 
on this motion to amend. Motion defeated. James Frank- 
Mills moved the question to stop debate. The Moderator 
asked if there was a need for further discussion, hearing 
none he asked for a voice vote on the article as amended 
in it's entirety. Motion carried, unanimously. And the ar- 
ticle reads as follows: 

John Emerson of the Sewer Commission, moved that 
the Town vote to borrow $8, 895, 000. 00 as the local share 
of the cost for the purpose of constructing lateral sewers, 
interceptor sewers, pumping stations and force mains to 
serve the Phase I A and Phase IB sewer service areas as 
described in the 1984 "Facility Plan for Wastewater 
Management", including North Chelmsford, Chelms- 
ford, Center and the Industrial Area off Billerica Road: 
for the purpose of reimbursing the City of Lowell for 
Chelmsford's share of the Regional interceptor sewers 
and treatment facilities, and for related legal, ad- 
ministrative and other pertinent expenses: to authorize 
the Sewer Commission, with the consent of the Board of 
Selectmen or Town Meeting, to acquire by purchase, 
eminent domain or otherwise all easements and rights 
concerning land necessary in conjunction with the project 
to determine how any such appropriation shall be raised, 
whether by transfer from available funds, by taxation, by 
borrowing or otherwise, and if by borrowing, the Town 
Treasurer with the approval of the Board of Selectmen be 
authorized to borrow under G.L. Chapter 44, as 
amended and supplemented, and to issue and sell general 
obligation bonds or notes of the Town therefor; that the 
Sewer Commission be authorized to apply for, accept and 
expend any State and Federal grants and local monies 
that may be available for the project; that betterments 
shall be assessed based on sewer units in conjunction with 
the lateral sewer construction, in accordance with the ap- 
plicable provisions of the General Laws of the Com- 
monwealth; and to accept the provisions of Chapter 80. 
Section 13B of Massachusetts General Laws. Acceptance 
of this article and the expenditure of any funds author- 
ized by it shall be contingent upon approval by the Town 
for an exemption from Proposition 2'/& limitations to the 
extent of repaying any bonding authorized herein. Ap- 
proval for an exemption of Proposition 2>/£ shall be by 
ballot vote at either a state or local election as required by 
statute. 

UNDER ARTICLE 32 Chief of Police Raymond 
McKeon, moved that the Town vote to raise and ap- 
propriate $85,000.00 for the purpose of implementing a 
Drug Task Force within the Police Department. 



The Finance Committee did not recommend the arti- 
cle. Chairman of the Drug Abuse Committee Joseph 
Maher, explained the purpose of the article. He said it 
would require the hiring of three additional policemen to 
the present force. These new officers would not be the 
personnel involved with the task force. Three experience 
officers would be used from the force. He asked the Town 
Meeting body for their support. Norman Labrecque 
spoke against the article. After a lengthy discussion, the 
Moderator asked for a voice vote on the article. This left 
the chair in doubt, he asked for a show of hands, which 
still left him in doubt. The tellers were called forward 
and a hand count was taken: Yes 152 No 137 the mo- 
tion carried. 

Selectman Towle moved to adjourn the Annual Town 
Meeting until Monday May 14, 1984, at the McCarthy Jr. 
High Gym, 7:30 PM Motion Carried, unanimously. The 
Meeting adjourned at 11:00 PM. 



Dennis McHugh 
Moderator 



Mary E. St. Hilaire 
Town Clerk 



ADJOURNED 
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

MAY 14, 1984 

The meeting was called to order at 7:40 PM by the 
Moderator Dennis McHugh. The Moderator then ex- 
plained that the Town Meeting body had the pleasure of 
having in their company a citizen from Chelmsford, 
England. Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Bonita 
Towle, introduced Stuart Mole to the Town Meeting 
body. Selectman Towle presented Mr. Mole with a key to 
the town. Mr. Mole then addressed the body. He said that 
many of the problems that we have, traffic, growth of the 
town, industrial development, remind him of his 
Chelmsford. He then presented a placque of the 
Chelmsford arms to Selectman Towle, and thanked 
everyone for their hospitality. Selectman Ready read a 
proclamation declaring May 14, 1984 as Stuart Mole day. 

UNDER ARTICLE 33 Chairman of the School Com- 
mittee, Nicholas Gravriel, moved that the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $2,500.00 for the pur- 
pose of providing annual compensation in the amount of 
$500.00 for each member of the School Committee. 

The Finance Committee did not recommend the arti- 
cle. Edward Hilliard spoke against the article. The 
Selectmen were in favor of the article. After a discussion 
the Moderator asked for a voice vote on the article. Mo- 
tion defeated. 

UNDER ARTICLE 34 George Ripson of the Finance 
Committee, moved to amend the figure as presented to 
$9,993.00. The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the 
motion. Motion carried. The Article reads as follows: 



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Chairman of the Library Trustee's Brenda McDer- 
mott, moved that the Town vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $9,993.00 for the purpose of purchasing a 
multiplexer for the Library Computer system. 

The Moderator asked for any more discussion on the 
article as amended. Hearing none he asked for a voice 
vote on the article. Motion carried, unanimously. 

Selectman Towle, moved to adjourn the meeting at 
this time due to the posting of a Special Town Meeting 
which was slated to start at 8:00 PM. The Moderator 
asked for a voice vote on the motion, which left the chair 
in doubt, he then asked for a show of hands, motion car- 
ried. The meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM. 

The Special Town Meeting was called to order at 8:03 
PM by the Moderator Dennis McHugh, who recognized 
the presence of a quorum. There were 462 voters present. 
Selectman Towle moved that the reading of the Con- 
stable's return of service and the posting of the warrant be 
waived. Motion carried, unanimously. Selectman Towle 
then moved that the reading of the entire warrants be 
waived, motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to transfer the sum of $96,970.00, 
said monies being transferred from the following sources, 
20,000.00 from Line Item 30 Fire Department Salaries, 
$50,000.00 from overlay surplus reserve, and $26,970.00 
from free cash, to the Debt and interest account, Line 
item 22, total interest. 

The Finance Committee recommends the article, Mo- 
tion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2 Selectman moved that the Town 
vote to transfer from free cash the sum of $7,000.00 to the 
Unclassified Department Account, Line Item 120, 
Unemployment Benefits due state. 

The Finance Committee recommends the article, Mo- 
tion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3 Selectman Towle moved to 
dismiss this article. Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4 Selectman Towle moved that the 
Town vote to amend the General By-Laws Article IV 
Financial Regulations, by adding the following section: 
"Section 3. Any budget item presented at any annual or 
special Town Meeting for salaries or the payment of any 
benefit or expense that is the subject of collective 
bargaining shall accurately reflect the most recently 
negotiated or agreed payment and shall not be inflated to 
reflect anticipated negotiated contractual amounts." 

The Finance Committee recommends the article. Mo- 
tion carried. 



UNDER ARTICLE 5 M. Elizabeth Marshall, of the 
Finance Committee, moved to amend the article, by ad- 
ding the following wording within the article. After the 
word Town Accountant add: non-voting member. And 
change the one citizen to two citizens. The Moderator 
asked for a voice vote on the motion to amend. Motion 
carried, unanimously. The Moderator then asked for a 
voice vote on the main motion as amended, motion car- 
ried, unanimously. The article reads as follows: 

Selectman Bonita Towle moved that the Town vote to 
amend the General By-laws Article IV, Financial Regula- 
tions, by adding the following section: "Section 4. 
Capital Planning Committee. A committee to be known 
as the Capital Planning Committee shall be established 
and shall be composed of the following members: The 
Executive Secretary to the Board of Selectmen; the Town 
Accountant (non-voting member); the Town Treasurer, 
one member designated by the School Committee, one 
member designated by the Finance Committee, one 
member designated by the Board of Library Trustees; 
and two citizens of the Town of Chelmsford to be ap- 
pointed by the Board of Selectmen who is neither a 
municipal employee of the Town or an elected or ap- 
pointed Town official. The committee shall study pro- 
posed capital outlays having a useful life of at least one 
year or the acquisition of land. The Committee shall pro- 
mulgate rules and regulations, make such investigations 
and hold public hearings as it deems appropriate. The 
committee shall file an annual report containing a capital 
outlay budget for the next five fiscal years prior to April 
1st of each year. Said report shall be included in the 
Finance Committee report prior to the Annual Town 
Meeting." 

Selectman Towle moved to adjourn the Special Town 
Meeting sine, die. Motion Carried, the meeting ad- 
journed at 8:15 PM. 



Dennis McHugh 
Moderator 



Mary E. St. Hilaire 
Town Clerk 



Selectman Towle moved to reconvene the Adjourned 
Annual Town Meeting at 8:17 PM. Motion carried, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 35 John Bilodeau, of the Recrea- 
tion Commission, moved to see if the Town will vote to 
raise and appropriate $10,000.00 for the restoration of 
certain recreational playing fields within the Town, 
under the supervision of the Recreation Commission. 

Robert Charpentier explained the article. The Finance 
Committee supported the article. Motion carried, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 36 Bruce MacDonald, of the 
Recreation Commission gave a presentation on the arti- 
cle. A number of questions were raised. The Finance 
Committee supported the article but wanted to amend it. 
George Ripsom moved to add the following to the end of 
the article, "upon receipt of federal and state reimburse- 
ment funds, those funds shall be returned to the stabiliza- 



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tion fund. The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the 
motion to amend, motion carried, unanimously. More 
discussion followed. Norman Labrecque, moved to 
amend the article, by adding after the word specifications 
add and construction. The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote on the motion to amend. Motion carried. Then 
Selectmen Ready spoke in favor. James McBride of the 
Conservation spoke in favor. The Moderator attempted a 
voice vote on the article, which left the chair in doubt, 
the following tellers came forward and a hand count was 
taken: 



William Drury 
Sandra A. Kilburn 
Norman LaBrecque 
Carol Olsson 
Peter Dulchinos 
Ruth K. Delaney 



Phil Currier 
Edward Hilliard 
Carol Stark 
Dorothv Lerer 
Connie Fabien 



Yes 329 
follows: 



No 44 the motion carried and reads as 



One Advertisement for bids shall be inserted at least 
seven (7) days preceding the sale or lease in one or more 
newspapers circulated in the Town and a copy of said call 
for bids shall be posted in a conspicious place at the Town 
Hall for seven (7) days preceding the sale or lease and 
mailed to all abutters. All bids shall be delivered to the 
Town Clerk who shall hold and publiclv open all bids on 
the advertised date. Said property shall be sold or leased 
to the highest bidder. If there are no bids received, then 
the Selectmen may sell or lease said property as they think 
best. 

Property shall be used in conformance with Zoning By- 
laws unless a variance is granted by the Board of 
Appeals." 

Carolyn Fenn of the League of Women Voters ex- 
plained the purpose of the article. The Finance Commit- 
tee did not support the article. The Board of Selectmen 
were against the article. The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote on the article, motion defeated. 



Jack Bilodeau. Recreation Commissioner moved that 
the Town vote to transfer and appropriate $220,000.00 
from Federal Revenue Sharing Funds and transfer and 
appropriate $447,000.00 from the stabilization fund for 
the purpose of Engineering Design and Specifications and 
Construction for recreational facilities at Southwell Field 
in North Chelmsford, and to authorize the completion 
and filing of any application for Federal or State Grant 
Funds for the purpose of design, implementation and 
construction of recreational facilities on the site consis- 
tent with recommendations to be presented at the Town 
Meeting by the Recreation Commission; and to further 
authorize the Town to accept monies for design or con- 
struction of said project from Federal. State or Private 
sources; and further, to designate said land as a public 
playground and recreation center. Upon receipt of 
federal and state reimbursement funds, those funds shall 
be returned to the stabilization fund. 

UNDER ARTICLE 37 Paul McCarthy of the Board of 
Health, moved that the Town vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $2,500.00 for the purpose of the 
continued implementation of Article X, "Control and 
Management of Hazardous Materials" to be supen ised by 
the Chelmsford Board of Health. 



UNDER ARTICLE 39 J. Perry Richardson of the 
Historical Commission moved that the Town vote to 
designated Mill Road from Boston Road to the juncture 
of the former Old Billerica Road as a scenic road pur- 
suant to the request of the Chelmsford Historical Com 
mission, under M.G.L.A. Chapter 40. Section 15C. 

Martha Sanders, Chairman of the Historical Commis- 
sion, explained the purpose of this article. There are 
other streets in Town which have been designated as 
scenic roads, and this will be added to the list. She ex- 
plained that the road is from Boston Road up to the loca- 
tion of the Old Billerica Road at Lot 7 on Assessor's plat 
127. John Emerson of the Sewer Commission wanted to 
note that future sewage construction might be hindered 
as a result this action. The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote on the article, motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 40 Selectmen Bonita Towle. 
moved that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-Law, 
Article V - Definitions - by adding the following after the 
definitions of Accessory Use: 

"Adult Entertainment Establishments: shall include 
and be defined as follows: 



Peter Dulchinos, of the Board of Health explained the 
purpose of this article. The Finance Committee recom- 
mended the article. The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote, motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 38 Jean Rook, of the League of 
Women Voters, moved that the Town vote to amend by 
General By-laws, Article VII-Miscellaneous - by adding 
Section 9 as follows: 

"The Board of Selectmen are authorized to sell and 
lease buildings and land owned by the Town of Chclms 
ford according to the following procedures. 



1. Adult Bookstore 

An establishment having as a substantial or signifi- 
cant portion of its stock in trade printed matter, 
books, magazines, picture periodicals, motion pic- 
ture films, video cassettes, or coin operated motion 
picture machines for sale, barter or rental which 
are distinguished or characterized by their empha- 
sis on matters depicting, describing or relating to 
"Sexual Conduct" as that term is defined in G.L. 
Ch. 272, Sec. 31; "Sexual Devices" or an establish- 
ment having for sale sexual devices which shall 
mean any artificial human penis, vagina or anus or 
other device primarily designed, promoted or 
marketed to physically stimulate or manipulate the 



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human genitals, pubic area or anal area, including: 
Dildos, penisators, vibrators, penis rings, erection 
enlargement or prolonging creams or other pre- 
parations or an establishment with a segment or 
section devoted to the sale or display of such 
materials. 

2. Adult Motion Picture Theater 

An enclosed building with a capacity of 50 or more 
persons used for presenting material distinguished 
or characterized by an emphasis on matter depict- 
ing, describing or relating "Sexual Conduct" at 
defined in G.L. Ch. 272, Sec. 31, for observation by 
patrons therein. 

3. Adult Mini Motion Picture Theater 

An enclosed building with a capacity for less than 
50 persons used for presenting material disting- 
uished or characterized by emphasis on matter 
depicting, described or relating to "Sexual Con- 
duct" as defined in G.L. Ch. 272, Sec. 31, for 
observation by patrons therein. 

4. Adult Live Entertainment Establishments 

Establishments which feature live entertainment 
which consists of entertainers engaging in "Sexual 
Conduct" or "Nudity" as defined in G.L. Ch. 272, 
Sec. 31. 



c. Barbers and beauticians who are duly li- 
censed under the laws of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, except that this exclusion 
shall apply solely to the massage of the neck, 
face, scalp and hair of the customer or client 
for cosmetic or beautifying purposes. 

Selectman Ready asked for support of this article and 
the next two. The Finance Committee supported the arti- 
cle. Henrick Johnson Jr. Chairman of the Planning Board 
gave the Board's recommendation: The Planning Board 
held a Public Hearing on May 2, 1984 and voted 
unanimously to recommend in favor of this article. Rev. 
Hugh Evans, representing the Chelmsford Clergymen 
said that his group supported the article. The Moderator 
asked for a voice vote on the article, motion carried, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 41 Selectman Bonita Towle, 
moved that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-Law, 
Article II — District Regulations — Section 2100 — Estab- 
lishments of Districts— by adding the following district: 



Adult Entertainment District. 



_CX 



and to further amend Article II — Section 2300 — Use 
Regulations Schedule, Business Uses, by adding the 
following use: 

Adult Entertainment Establishments: 
(See Section 4600) 



5. Massage Service Establishments 

a. Massage. 

Any method of pressure on or friction against, or 
stroking, kneading, rubbing, tapping, pound- 
ing, vibrating, or stimulating of external parts of 
the human body with the hands or with the aide 
of any mechanical or electric apparatus or ap- 
pliances, with or without such supplementary 
aids as rubbing, alcohol, liniment antiseptics, 
oils, powders, creams, lotions, ointment or other 
such similar preparations commonly used in the 
practice of massage under such circumstances 
that it is reasonably expected that the person to 
whom the service is provided, or some third per- 
son on his or her behalf, will pay money or give 
any other consideration or any gratuity therefor. 

b. The practice of massage shall not include the 
following individuals while engaged in the per- 
sonal performance of duties of their respective 
professions: 

a. Physicians, surgeons, chirpractors, osteo- 
paths, or physical therapists who are duly 
licensed to practice their respective profes- 
sions in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

b. Nurses who are registered under the Laws of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 



IA 


RB 


RC 


RM 


CA 


CB 


cc 


CD 


IA 


IS 


RMH CX 
































BA 



and further amending Section 2300 — Use Regulations 
Schedule — by permitting the following uses in an Adult 
Entertainment (CX) District: 



_CX 
P 

_cx 



Institutional Uses 

Municipal Buildings except 
garages, storage or repair shops 

Business Uses 



Adult Entertainment Establishments 

Business, Professional 

Offices 

Bank, Finance Agency 

Industrial Uses 

Warehouses and Open 

Storage 

Public Utility or 

Public Works Storage 

Yard or Repair Shop 



BA 
P 
P 



P 
P 



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and further amending the Zoning By-Law by amending 
Article IV — Special Regulations— by adding Section 
4600 as follows: 

"Section 4600 — Adult Entertainment Establish- 
ment. 

Special Permits shall not be granted for an adult 
entertainment establishment if it is to be located 
less than 1,000 feet from: 

a. Another Adult Entertainment Establishment 

b. Residential Uses 

c. Public or private nursery schools 

d. Public or private day care centers 

e. Public or private kindergartens 

f. Public or private elementary schools 

g. Public or private secondarv schools 
h. Playgrounds 

i. Churches 

Provided, however, that the Board of Appeals may 
waive the 1,000 foot restriction by Special Permit if 
it finds: 

a. That the proposed use will not be contrary to the 
public interest or injurious to nearby properties 
and that the spirit of this Bv-law will be ob serv- 
ed. 

b. That the proposed use will not enlarge or en- 
courage the development of a "Skid Row" area. 

c. That the establishment of an additional 
regulated use in that area will not be contrary to 
any program of neighborhood conservation nor 
will it interfere with anv program of urban 
renewal. 

d. That all applicable regulations ol ibis By-Law 
will be observed. 

c. That no portion ol the establishment shall be 
located on the ground level of anv building. 

The Board of Selectman were in favor of the article. 
The Finance Committee was in favor of the article. 
I lenrick Johnson Chairman of the Planning Board gave 
the Board's recommendation: The Planning Board held 
a Public Hearing on May 2. 1984, and voted unanimously 
to recommend in favor of this article I he Moderator 
asked for a voice vote on the article. Motion carried, 
unanimously 

UNDER ARTICLE 42 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
to delete parcels III & IV from the motion. The Finance 
Committee was in favor of the article and the motion to 
amend. Henrick Johnson, Chairman of the Planning 
Board gave the Board's recommendation: The Planning 
Board held a Public Hearing on May 2, 1984 and voted 
unanimously to recommend in favor of this article with 
the exception of Parcels III & IV., which are to be 
deleted from the article. The Moderator asked for a voice- 
vote on the motion to amend the article by deleting 



parcels III & IV. motion carried, unanimously. He then 
asked for a voice vote on the motion, which now includes 
parcels I, II, and V only. Motion carried, unanimously, 
and reads as follows: 

Selectman Bonita Towle, moved that the Town vote to 
amend the Zoning By-law and Zoning Map to change 
from Single Residence RA to Adult Entertainment CX 
the following parcels of land: 

RA to CS - PARCEL I 

Parcel of land situated in Chelmsford on the easter- 
ly side of North Road, beginning at the southeaster- 
ly corner of the premises at the intersection of said 
road with the line of the land now or formerly of 
Framingham & Lowell Railroad Corp., and run- 
ning northerly 174 feet along North Road to land 
now or formerly of M.E. Richardson; thence easter- 
ly on said Richardson's land 145 feet to corner post 
of fence of said Richardson; thence northerly 57 
feet along said Richardson land to land now or 
formerly of J. P. Emerson: thence northeasterly 208 
feet along said Emerson's land to the line of the said 
Framingham & Lowell Railroad; thence southwest- 
erly along the line of said railroad 442 feet to the 
point of beginning; 

RA to CX - PARCEL II 

A certain lot of land situated in that part of 
Chelmsford known as Chelmsford Centre and 
bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at the Southwesterly corner of North 
Road at the southerly line of the location of land 
now or formerly of the Framingham & Lowell 
Railroad antl at other land formerly of said Eliza 
W. Fiskc and thence running northeasterly on said 
southerly line about 167 feet to land now or former- 
ly of Martha B. Emerson; thence northeasterly still 
by said southerly line and on said Emerson land 
about 95 feel; thence northeasterly still by said 
Emerson land about 30 feet to land now or formerly 
of Dudley B. Emerson; thence still northeasterly 
and by said last named Emerson land about 167 
Feel to lantl now or formerly of Roxanna B. 
Webster; thence still northeasterly by said Webster 
land about 10 feet to land now or formerly of 

|oseph Flecher and another; thence N. 18 W on 

said last named land about 53 feet to a point at 
land now or formerly of one Webster; thence 
westerly on said northerly line by said Webster land 
about 110 feet to other land formerly of said Eliza 
W. Fiske; thence westerly on said last named land 
about 420 feet to said North Road; thence 
southeasterly on said North Road about 130 feet to 
the point of beginning; 

and to further amend said Zoning By-Law and Zoning 
Map to change from Special Industrial IS to Adult Enter- 
tainment CX the following parcel of land: 



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IS TO CX - PARCEL V 

Land in Chelmsford thus being bounded and 
described: 

Beginning at a point 700 feet from Swain Road at 
the southeasterly corner of the premises; thence N 
66° 32' 21" w. 182.66 feet to a point; thence S 81 ° 
30' W, 64.02 feet to a point; thence S 56°W 165 
feet to a point; thence S 70°W, 97.02 feet to a 
point; thence S 42 °W, 142.56 feet to a point; 
thence S 38° 30' W, 122, 76 feet to a point; thence S 
23°W, 82.52 feet to a point; thence S 23° 20' E, 
46.56 feet to a point; thence S 73° 12' 52"W, 33.62 
feet to a point; thence 16° 47' 08" W, 266.63 feet to 
a point; thence N 87° 22' 48" W, 318.07 feet to a 
point; thence S 88° 39' W, 153.72 feet to a point; 
thence S 77° 36' W, 93 feet to a point; thence N 76° 
37" W, 171.3 feet to a point; thence S 87° 41' 53" 
W, 180.83 feet to a point; thence N 16° 09' 20" E, 
305.25 feet to a point; thence N 65° 21' 5" E, 
597.40 feet to a point; thence N 29° 01' 13" E, 
431.42 feet to a point; thence N 43° 26' 40" E, 
442.40 feet to a point; thence S 25° 02' 29" E, 1228 
feet to a point of beginning. 

UNDER ARTICLE 43 Alan Bradshaw, Superinten- 
dent of the School Department explained the article, he 
stated where the $715,000.00 was going to be spent. 
Elizabeth Marshall of the Finance Committee moved to 
amend the figure to read $605,000.00. A discussion 
followed, Roger Blomgren moved to amend the amend- 
ment to read the figure of $701,000.00. More discussion 
followed. The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the 
figure of $701,000.00, motion carried. After a lengthy 
discussion, the Moderator asked for a voice vote on the 
motion for the article to read a total figure of 
$701,000.00, motion defeated. The main motion is now 
the original figure of $715,000.00. The Moderator asked 
for a voice vote on this figure. Motion carried, 
unanimously. And the article reads as follows: 

Nicholas Gavriel, Chairman of the School Committee, 
moved that the Town vote to borrow $715,000.00 for the 
purpose of School Building Capital Improvements and 
Preservation and authorize the School Committee to pro- 
ceed with said project and to execute all necessary and 
proper contracts and agreements in respect thereto, and 
to do all other acts necessary. 

UNDER ARTICLE 44 Nicholas Gavriel moved to 
dismiss this article Motion Carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 45 Alan Bradshaw spoke about the 
article. He then asked the Moderator for permission to 
have two people from the School Department speak on 
the article. These people were not residents of the Town. 
The Moderator asked for a voice vote to allow Adam 
Wasylyshn and Tom Carroll to speak, motion carried. 
Tom Carroll then gave a brief presentation, Adam 
Wasylyshn explained the uses available within town 
departments. A discussion took place. Alan Bradshaw 
moved to amend the article by reducing the figure of 



$204,665.00 to $133,965.00. He explained that the 
Digital Corp. had offered a reimbursement of $90,700. as 
a corporation gift. The Moderator asked for a voice vote 
on the motion to amend. Motion carried, unanimously. 
The Finance Committee was not in favor of the article 
and spoke against it. Edward Hilliard spoke about the ar- 
ticle and asked the Town Meeting Body for it's support. 
Lengthy discussion followed, Tom Henstock moved the 
question to stop debate. The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote, Motion carried, unanimously. He then asked for a 
voice vote on the article, which left the chair in doubt. A 
%'s vote is needed the tellers came forward and a hand 
count was taken Yes 188 No 19, motion carried. The 
Article reads as follows: 

Nicholas Gavriel moved that the Town vote to borrow 
the sum of $133,965.00 for purpose of purchasing a com- 
puter system and support software for use of the School 
and Municipal Departments and to authorize the School 
Committee to execute all necessary and proper contracts 
and agreements in respect thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 46 Nicholas Gavriel moved to 
withdraw this article. Motion carried, unanimously. 

Selectman Towle moved to adjourn the meeting until 
Monday evening May 21, 1984 at 7:30 PM at the McCar- 
thy Jr. High Gym. Motion carried, the meeting ad- 
journed at 11:15 Pm. 



Dennis McHugh 
Moderator 



Mary E. St. Hilaire 
Town Clerk 



ADJOURNED 
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

MAY 21, 1984 

The Adjourned Annual Town Meeting was called to 
order at 7:35 PM, by the Moderator Dennis McHugh. 
There were 516 voters present. 

The Moderator explained the Town Meeting pro- 
cedure to the voters. He explained that at any time dur- 
ing tonight's meeting an article can be brought back on 
the floor for reconsideration, and this could happen an 
unlimited amount of times. He urged the voters to stay 
until the end of the meeting, and not just for their par- 
ticular article of interest. He also asked that any debates 
or presentations be limited to a reasonable amount of 
time. 

UNDER ARTICLE 47 Selectman Bonita Towle, 
moved that the Town vote to amend its General By-Laws, 
Article VI - Police Regulation - by adding Section 20 as 
follows: 

"Section 20 - Prohibition on Unauthorized Parking 
in Designated Handicapped Parking Spaces in 
Private or Public Ways, 



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1. It shall be unlawful to park a motor vehicle in a 
parking space reserved and designated for use by 
vehicles of handicapped persons, whether 
located on public or private ways or properties, 
unless authorized to do so by the terms of this by- 
law or the General Laws of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts. 

2. A fine of $15.00 shall be imposed for the 
unauthorized parking of a motor vehicle in a 
space reserved and designated for use by vehicles 
of handicapped persons, pursuant to the 
authority of Chapter 90, Section 21C of the 
Massachusetts General Laws. 

3. The Police Department and all members thereof 
assigned to traffic duty, are hereby authorized to 
remove and tow away, or have removed and 
towed away by commercial towing services, at 
the sole expense of the owner of said motor vehi- 
cle, any motor vehicle left unattended or parked 
in a parking space reserved and designated for 
use by a vehicle of a handicapped person, unless 
said vehicle shall be designated as a vehicle of a 
handicapped person. Motor vehicles so towed 
away shall be stored in a safe place and restored 
to the owner or operator of the expenses incurred 
in said removal and storage. 

4. Violation of this By-Law shall be punishable as 
provided in General By-Law, Article I. 

5. In the absence of the operator of any motor vehi- 
cle violating any provision of this By-Law, it 
shall be deemed that the registered owner of 
such vehicle was the operator. 

6. Any motor vehicle bearing a handicapped park- 
ing permit or motor vehii le registration plate 
designating the vehicle as one used by a han- 
dicapped person shall be authorized to park in a 
designated handicapped parking space. The 
Chief of Police, his designee, or the Town Clerk 
may issue a temporary Handicapped Parking 
Permit to any person upon application with sup- 
porting medical affidavit signed by a licensed 
physician designating the applicant as physically 
handicapped. Said Temporary Permit shall be 
issued with an expiration date not to exceed sixty 
(60) days from the date of issue and shall be 
displayed in the front right windshield of any 
vehicle parked in a designated handicapped 
parking space. 

7. The unauthorized use of a Temporary Permit 
shall be punishable by a fine of $50.00 

Selectman Ready stated that this by-law is in effect in 
the Town of Tewksbury and that the Board of Selectman 
were in favor of the article. The Finance Committee sup- 
ported the article. The Moderator asked for a voice vote, 
motion carried, unanimously. 



UNDER ARTICLE 48 Selectman Towle moved to 
dismiss this article. This was due to Town Counsel's ques- 
tioning of the legal wording. Motion carried by voice vote 
to dismiss. 

UNDER ARTICLE 49 James Harrington Town 
Counsel, moved to amend the article by adding after the 
wording of Section 1 the words Massachusetts General 
Laws. Motion carried. Selectman Blomgren explained 
the article. He stated that there are only 3-4 people in 
town, that this chapter would effect. After a discussion, a 
voice vote was taken, motion carried, unanimously. The 
Article reads as follows: 

Selectman Bonita Towle moved that the Town vote to 
accept the provision of Chapter 60A, Section 1, on the 
Massachusetts General Laws which provides the motor 
vehicle excise tax shall not apply to a motor vehicle own- 
ed and registered by a former prisioner of War defined as 
any regularly appointed, enrolled, enlisted or inducted 
member of the Military Forces of the United States who 
was captured, separated or incarcerated by an enemy of 
the United States during an armed conflict. 

UNDER ARTICLE 50 Chairman of the Conservation 
Commission James McBride moved that the Town vote to 
authorize the Conservation Commission to grant to the 
Chelmsford Water District, a 40 foot wide access ease- 
ment from Summit Avenue and an access and use ease- 
ment on 4.25 acres of land located off Summit Avenue, 
for the purpose of erecting a new water tower with all 
necessary appurtenances on said land; provided, 
however, that said land and access shall remain under the 
control of the Conservation Commission and all rights 
shall be retained for conservation and passive recreation 
use, as set forth in Chapter 40, Section 8C of the 
Massachusetts General Laws. 

The Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee 
support the article. Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 51 Chairman of the Conservation 
Commission. James McBride, moved that the Town vote 
to approve the filing of a petition in the General Court to 
approve the access and use easement grant to the 
Chelmsford Water District, as required by Article 97 of 
Amendments to the Constitution of Massachusetts. 

The Finance Committee supports the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 52 Town Counsel James Har- 
rington moved to dismiss the article. Motion carried, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 53 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to convey, for consideration to be determined, all right, 
title and interest, if any, held by the Town in a certain 
parcel land, located on Seventh Avenue, North 
Chelmsford, shown as Lot 19 on Assessor's Plat 67 con- 
taining 3,300 square feet of land, more fully described in 
a deed recorded in Middlesex North District Registry of 
Deeds in Book 2034, Page 600. 



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David Levasseur told the Town Meeting Body why he 
wanted the land. The Finance Committee recommended 
the article. Motion Carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 54 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to convey, for consideration to be determined, all right, 
title and interest, if any, held by Town in a certain parcel 
of land located on Eighth Avenue, North Chelmsford, 
shown as lot 6 and lot 7 on Assessors Plat 67, containing 
4,950 square feet, more fully described in deeds recorded 
in Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds in Book 
2034, Page 594, Page 407, respectively. 

Maurice Camire explained why he wanted this piece of 
land. The Finance Committee supported the article. Mo- 
tion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 55 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to amend the General By-Law Article 
VII — Miscellaneous— by adding Section 9 as follows: 

"Section 9. Delivery of Unsolicited Written 
Material After Notice Prohibited. 

It shall be unlawful for any person or corporation to 
deliver or cause to be delivered, except through the 
services of the U.S. Postal Service, any unsolicited 
written materials to any residential dwelling or 
business located within the Town after written 
notice has been sent to said person or corporation, 
by the owner, lessee or tenant of said residential 
dwelling or business that said written materials 
should not be delivered to that address. The re- 
quired notice shall be sent by regular mail, postage 
prepaid, to any residence of usual place of business 
of the person or corporation delivering or causing 
to be delivered said unsolicited written material. 
Any delivery of unsolicited nuisance and placing 
said materials on private property within the Town 
after said notice shall be deemed littering the pro- 
perty and shall be punished by a fine of $100.00 for 
each offense. 

The Board of Selectmen recommend the article. The 
Finance Committee does not recommend the article. 
James Harrington, Town Counsel explained that the At- 
torney General has passed a ruling on the first amend- 
ment concerning this article. The present by-law that the 
Town has is not a strong one, that is why this present arti- 
cle is reflecting different wording etc. Once this new by- 
law is approved by the Attorney General, then action will 
be taken to delete the old by-law from the books. The 
Moderator asked for a voice vote, motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 56 Chairman of the Planning 
Board, Henrick R. Johnson Jr. read the board's recom- 
mendation: The Planning Board held a Public Hearing 
on March 28, 1984 and the Planning Board unanimously 
voted to recommend in favor of this article. Attorney 
James Geary moved to amend the article, by changing the 
dates in section 1427. The Finance Committee asked for 
the Planning Board's recommendation on the amend- 



ment. Henrick Johnson stated that this was the first time 
any discussion came up concerning the article, nothing 
was said at the public hearing. He felt that the Board 
could not at this time give a opinion one way or the other. 
The Finance Committee does not recommend the 
amendment. The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the 
motion to amend, motion defeated. James Geary moved 
to amend the article by adding additional wording to 
subsection 1427. A discussion followed, the Moderator 
asked for a voice vote on the motion to amend. Motion 
defeated. The Moderator then asked for a voice vote on 
the article, motion carried unanimously and reads as 
follows: 

Chairman of the Planning Board Henrick R. Johnson, 
moved that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By- 
Law— Section 1420 — Site Plan Review by deleting 
Subsection 1421 and Subsection 1422 in their entirety 
and inserting the following: 

"1421. Any construction, alteration, reconstruc- 
tion, relocation or change of use for any of the 
categories contained in Subsection 1423 shall be 
allowed only if granted a Special Permit by the 
Planning Board pursuant to the provisions of 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A, Section 
9. Said Special Permit shall be in the form of ap- 
proval of a site plan submitted under Section 
1420 — Site Plan Review — of the Zoning By-Law. 
Said permit may impose conditions, safeguards and 
limitations on time and use. Special Permits shall 
only be issued following public hearings held within 
sixty- five days after filing of an application and site 
plan with the Planning Board, a copy of which shall 
forthwith be given to the Town Clerk and the In- 
spector of Buildings by the applicant. As provided 
in Chapter 40A, Section 9, granting Special Per- 
mits shall require a two-thirds vote of the Planning 
Board. Special Permits granted pursuant to this 
Section shall lapse within one year, including such 
time required to pursue or await the determination 
of an appeal referred to in Section 17 of Chapter 
40A, from the time of the grant thereof, commenc- 
ed except for good cause or in the case of permit for 
construction, if construction has not begun by such 
date except for good cause, the Inspector of 
Buildings shall review the proposed site plan and 
shall submit a report with recommendations not 
later than the time of the public meeting. 

1422. No permit for the construction, alteration, 
reconstruction, relocation, occupancy or change of 
use shall be issued by the Inspector of Buildings for 
the categories listed in Subsection 1423, unless a 
Special Permit approving the Site Plan has been 
granted by the Planning Board." 

And further amend Section 1420 — Site Plan 
Review — by deleting the first paragraph of Subsection 
1424 and inserting the following: 

"1424. Application for Special Permit and Site 
Plan. 



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A Site Plan shall be prepared and submitted 
together with an application for a Special Permit by 
the applicant in conformity with the following re- 
quirements:" 

and further amend Section 1420 — Site Plan Review — by 
deleting the first paragraph of Subsection 1425 and in- 
serting the following: 

"1425. A Special Permit shall be granted by the 
Planning Board only upon its determination that 
the requirements of Section 1520 — Special Permit 
Criteria, the applicable provisions of Section 
4500 — Major Business Complexes and the 
following have been satisfied:" 

and further amend Section 1400 — Site Plan Review — by 
deleting Subsection 1426 and inserting the following: 

"1426. Conformity. A Special Permit and Approv- 
ed Site Plan granted pursuant to Section 1400 shall 
be incorporated into any building permit issued by 
the Inspector of Buildings on the site, and no oc- 
cupancy permit shall be issued by the Inspector of 
Buildings unless construction is in full conditions, 
safeguards and limitation contained in the Special 
Permit. If construction fails to follow the Special 
Permit and Approved Site Plan, all permits shall be 
revoked until compliance is permitted to exceed six 
months duration without submission of a new 
Special Permit Application and Site Plan and sup- 
porting documents and review and approval as pro- 
vided for in this section. The Inspector of Buildings 
shall periodically inspect progress and compliance 
with provisions herein and with the approved silt- 
plan and shall take whatever action is required con- 
sistent with the above and with Section 1230 for this 
By-Law, including screening, landscaping, park- 
ing, off-street loading facilities, access roads and 
drives, and other similar required improvements 
are extensive, the approving authority, as provided 
herein, may require a performance bond or other 
performance guarantees in a form complying with 
those provided for in the Rules and Regulations of 
the Planning Board of the Town of Chelmsford. 
Such required performances guarantee shall be 
properly executed and submitted to the approval 
authority before any building or occupancy permits 
for the development shall be issued. Release of per- 
formance guarantee shall not occur until such time 
as construction has been completed in compliance 
with this By-Law and the Approved Site Plan;" 

and to further amend Section 1420 — Site Plan 
Review— by adding Subsection 1427 — Prior Non- 
Conforming Site Plan as follows: 

"A valid and legal site plan endorsed as approved 
by the Planning Board pursuant to the provisions of 
Section 1420 — Site Plan Review of the Zoning By- 
Law prior to April 30, 1984 shall be exempt from 
the provisions of Section 1421 through 1426 of this 
By-Law, but the same shall be governed and con- 



trolled by the provisions of Section 1400 et seq. and 
Section 4500 et seq. in effect on March 1, 1984, 
provided a building permit is obtained for con- 
struction on said site no later than September 30, 
plan in the building permit and continued confor- 
mance therewith being the basis for issuance of an 
occupancy permit." 

UNDER ARTICLE 57 Chairman of the Planning 
Board, Henrick R. Johnson read the Planning Board's 
recommendation: The Planning Board held a Public 
Hearing on March 28, 1984, and the majority (4-2) of the 
Planning Board voted to recommend in favor of this arti- 
cle. The Finance Committee recommended the article. 
The Moderator asked for a voice vote, motion carried, 
unanimously, and reads as follows: 

Chairman of the Planning Board Henrick R. Johnson, 
moved that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-Law, 
Section 4500 — Major Business Complexes — by deleting 
Subsection 4510 and inserting the following: 

"4510. Any existing or proposed premises having 
more than 10.000 square feet gross floor area 
devoted to any use included in Section 2300 — Use 
Regulation Schedule — under Business Uses, In- 
dustrial Uses and Accessory Uses shall be con- 
sidered a Major Business Complex. Any construc- 
tion, alteration, relocation or change of use 
resulting in such complex shall be permitted only 
upon the granting of a Special Permit by the Plann- 
ing Board pursuant to the provisions of Massachu- 
setts General Laws, Chapter 40A, Section 9;" 

and further amend Section 4500 by deleting Subsection 
4530 — Submittals and inserting the following: 

"4530. Submittals. Two copies of the following 
shall be filed with the Planning Board as applica- 
tion for a Special Permit for a Major Business Com- 
plex or for re-zoning to accomodate such a com- 
plex. Additional copies shall be filed with the Town 
Clerk and the Inspector of Buildings. The Planning 
Board shall neither sponsor nor favorably recom- 
mend any re-zoning of three or more acres to a 
commercial or industrial district unless such 
materials have been submitted to it at a public 
hearing;" 

and further amend Section 4500 by deleting Subsection 
4540 — Decision Criteria and inserting the following: 

"4540. Decision Criteria. Special Permits shall on- 
ly be issued following public hearings held within 
sixty-five days after filing of an application and site 
plan with the Planning Board, a copy of which shall 
forthwith be given to the Town Clerk by the appli- 
cant. As provided in Chapter 40A, Section 9, gran- 
ting Special Permits shall require a two-thirds vote 
of the Planning Board. Special Permits granted 
pursuant to this Section shall lapse within one year, 
including such time required to pursue or await the 
determination of an appeal referred to in Section 



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17 of Chapter 40A, for the time of the grant 
thereof, if a substantial use thereof has not sooner 
commenced except for good cause or in the case of 
permit for construction, if construction has not 
begun by such date except for good cause. Said per- 
mit may impose conditions, safeguards and limita- 
tions on time and use. The Inspector of Buildings 
shall review the application for Major Business 
Complex and shall submit a report with recommen- 
dations not later than the time of the public 
meeting. 

A Special Permit shall be granted by the Planning 
Board only upon its determination that the re- 
quirements of Section 4500 — Special Permit 
Criteria— and the provisions of Section 
4500 — Major Business Complexes— have been 
met. The granting of a Special Permit pursuant to 
the provisions of Section 1420 — Site Plan 
Review — shall be a prerequisite to the granting of a 
Special Permit for a Major Business Complex;" 

and further amend the Zoning By-Law by amending Sec- 
tion 2300 — Use Regulation Schedule — by adding after 
the subtitles Business Uses, Industrial Uses and Accessory 
Uses the following notation: (See Section 4500 for Major 
Business Complexes;) 

UNDER ARTICLE 58 Chairman of the Planning 
Board, Henrick Johnson moved that the Town vote to 
amend the Zoning By-Law by deleting subsection 
2560 — Conversion of Dwelling Units — and inserting the 
following: 

"2560. Alteration of a single family dwelling ex- 
isting at the time of adoption of this by-law, for oc- 
cupancy by not more than two families is permitted 
in accordance with Section 2300 of this by-law, 
provided that the lot contains not less than 15,000 
square feet in the R C Zone, C B Zone or D D Zone 
and not less than 30,000 square feet in an R B Zone 
or R A Zone: That the exterior design of the struc- 
ture is not changed from the character of a single 
family dwelling; and provided further that at least 
600 square feet by provided for each resulting 
dwelling unit; and further amend the Zoning By- 
Law by amending Section 2300 — Use Regulations 
Schedule — Residential Uses, Conversion of 
Dwellings, to read 



RA RB RC RM CA CB CC 

PB PB P P 



CD 
P 



IA 





IS RHM 





Chairman of the Planning Board Henrick Johnson, 
read the Board's recommendation: The Planning Board 
held a public hearing on March 28, 1984, and voted 
unanimously to recommend in favor of this article. The 
Finance Committee recommend the article. The Board 
of Selectmen were against the article. Ronald Wetmore 
the Building Inspector explained the article. After a 
lengthy discussion, Henrick Johnson moved the question. 
The Moderator attempted a voice vote which left the 
chair in doubt, the following tellers came forward, and a 
hand count was taken: 



Theresa Haggerty 
Sandra Kilburn 
Jane Drury 
Michael Fedile 
William Drury 
Ed Hilliard 



Carl Olsson 
Carol Cleven 
Norman Labrecque 
Carolyn Fenn 
Grace Moore 



Yes 334 No 57 Motion carried to stop debate. The 
Moderator attempted a voice vote on the main motion, 
which left the chair in doubt. The tellers came forward 
and a hand count was taken: Yes 117 No 280 the mo- 
tion is defeated. 

UNDER ARTICLE 59 Chairman of the Planning 
Board Henrick Johnson moved that the Town vote to 
amend the Zoning By-law by deleting paragraph 15 of 
Subsection 3120 in its entirety and substituting the 
following: 

"Manufacturing, Truck Terminals, Wholesale 
Establishments, Public Utility Buildings other than their 
Business Office, Warehouses and similar uses not normal- 
ly visited by the general public. One space per 200 feet of 
gross floor area. Provided, however, that the Inspector of 
Buildings may waive the actual construction of said 
spaces to no less than one space per 1.4 employees plus 
one space for each vehicle used in the operation upon is- 
suance of a building permit or occupancy permit;" 

Chairman of the Planning Board Henrick Johnson 
read the Board's recommendation: The Planning Board 
held a public hearing on March 28, 1984 and voted 
unanimously to recommend in favor of this article. The 
Finance Committee supported the article. The 
Moderator asked for a voice vote, motion carried, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 60 Chairman of the Planning 
Board Henrick Johnson moved that the Town vote to 
amend the Zoning By-law by deleting subsection 3423 in 
its entirety and substituting the following: 

"3423: "Screening" in this context shall mean an 
area four feet wide, densely planted and maintain- 
ed with evergreen trees six feet or more in height 
when planted, which screening density from 
ground level shall be maintained when the trees are 
mature, or a wall, 50 percent opaque fence, or 
earth berm 42 or more in height, or equivalent 
visual screening by building placement, natural 
vegetation or difference in elevation between poten- 
tial viewers and the screened areas; except that 
lower elements shall be used where necessary for 
egress visibility;" 

Chairman of the Planning Board Henrick Johnson 
read the Board's recommendation: The Planning Board 
held a public hearing on March 28, 1984 and voted 
unanimously to recommend in favor of this article. The 
Finance Committee and the Board of Selectmen recom- 
mend the article. Motion carried, unanimously. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 61 Chairman of the Planning 
Board Henrick Johnson moved that the Town amend its 
zoning by-law by deleting subsection 4110 and 
substituting the following: 

"4110 Home Occupations: 

Home Occupation shall be permitted only upon the 
issuance of a home occupation permit by the In- 
spector of Buildings, upon certification by him that 
the following requirements, conditions and guide- 
lines have been complied with and failure of con- 
tinued compliance shall be grounds for revocation 
of said occupancy permit;" and further amend the 
Zoning by-law by amending Section 2300 — Use 
Regulations Schedule; Accessor Uses; Home 
Occupation; to read 



RA RB RC RM CA CB CC CD 
PPPPPPPP 



1A 

P 



IS RMH 
P P 



Chairman of the Planning Board Henrick Johnson 
read the board's recommendation: The Planning Board 
held a public hearing on March 28, 1984, and voted 
unanimously to recommend in favor of this article. 

A lengthy discussion followed. Norman Labrccquc 
spoke against the article. The Board of Selectmen were 
against the article and urged the Town Meeting Body to 
defeat the article. The Moderator asked for a voice vote 
on the article. Motion defeated. 



Conservation Commission. The provisions of this 
Section shall not apply to any Town operated or 
Town Maintained land fill. 

Chairman of the Planning Board, Henrick Johnson 
read the board's recommendation: The Planning Board 
held a public hearing on March 28, 1984, and voted 
unanimously to recommend in favor of this article. The 
Finance Committee and the Board of Selectmen recom- 
mend the article. Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 63 Selectman Bonita Towle, mov- 
ed that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-law and 
Zoning Map to change from General Residence (RC) 
District to Single Residence (RB) District the following 
described parcel land owned by South Chelmsford Gun & 
Rod Club, Inc.: 

Beginning at a point on the westerly side of Turn- 
pike Road at land belonging to Chelmsford Water 
District, thence, 

NORTHWESTERLY along Turnpike Road, one 
thousand thirty feet (1,030), more or less; thence 

WESTERLY forty-three feet (43) to land to 
Chelmsford Acres II; thence 

SOUTHWESTERLY along land of Chelmsford 
Acres II. one thousand six hundred feet (1,600), 
more or less; thence 



UNDER ARTICLE 62 Chairman of the Planning 
Board Henrick Johnson moved that the Town vote to 
amend the Zoning by-law by deleting subsection 
4210 — General in its entirety and substituting the 
following: 

"4210. General. No operation for the removal of 
sod, loam, humus, clay, sand or gravel, and no 
land fill operations shall be permitted except in ac- 
cordance with the conditions and procedures con- 
tained herein. The provisions of this Section shall 
not apply to removal or filling incidental to the con- 
struction of a building, at the site of removal or fill 
ing, for which is not more than six months old. or 
for grading or otherwise improving the premises 
around the building. The provisions of this Section 
shall not apply to a lot located in a Residential 
District containing an existing residential dwelling 
provided a plan of the proposed work has been sub- 
mitted to the Inspector of Buildings and a Residen- 
tial Earth Removal or landfill Permit has been 
issued by him upon determination of compliance of 
said plans with the requirements of this by-law. Any 
fill material imported to the site pursuant to these 
exceptions shall be inorganic material and further 
provide that any such earthwork-final grades, 
planting and landscaping is constructed with due- 
regard for the protection of persons and property 
adjacent to the site, and at no time will a slope ex- 
ceed 3-1. Any site within 100 feet of a wetlands 
would further have to meet the provisions of the 



WESTERLY still along Chelmsford Acres II, two 
hundred fifteen feet (215), more or less thence 

SOUTHERLY by other land of South Chelmsford 
Gun & Rod Club, Inc., five hundred eighty-five 
Feel (585), more or less, to Mill Road; thence 

EASTERLY by Mill Road, five hundred fifty feet 
(550), more or less; thence 

NORTH AND NORTHEASTERLY, two hundred 
feel (200), more or less, and five hundred forty feet 
(540), more or less; thence 

SOUTHWESTERLY, forty feet (40), more or less; 
them c 

NORTHEASTERLY, one hundred thirty feet 
(130), more or less, to land of Chelmsford Water 
District; thence 

NORTHWESTERLY by land of Chelmsford 
Water District, two hundred thirty, (230) feet, 
more or less; thence 

NORTHWESTERLY still by land of Chelmsford 
Water District, two hundred fifty feet (250), to 
point of beginning. 



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Selectman Dennis Ready spoke against the South 
Chelmsford Gun & Rod Club being able to sell the land 
at its present zoning of RC. He explained to the Town 
Meeting body that the land had been changed to a RC 
zone to allow use of a club house facility. He also explain- 
ed that the Town sold the club the land for $1.00 for 
recreational purposes and a reverter clause was attached 
that the land would be returned to the Town if the land 
was not to be used for recreational purposes. However, a 
state law dropped all reverter clauses if not acted upon by 
a certain time. Because of this, the club wanted to sell the 
land to a developer, and the Town would not be able to 
obtain the land unless they were to purchase it. A number 
of residents spoke on the article. They felt that the club 
took advantage of the town and that it was through a 
legal technicality that they can sell the land, but morally 
it was not right. The Planning Board Chairman Henrick 
Johnson gave the board's recommendation: The Planning 
Board held a public hearing on March 28, 1984 and 
voted unanimously to recommend in favor of this article. 
The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the article. Mo- 
tion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 65 Attorney for the petitioners, 
Joseph Shanahan, moved that the Town vote to amend 
the Zoning by-law of the Town of Chelmsford, 
Massachusetts to change from Single Residence (RB) to 
Limited Industrial (IA) the following described land 
Frederick F. Galus, et ux. John M. Rasper, et ux, and 
Joseph J. Kisiolek et ux: The land situated on the Nor- 
therly side of Billerica Road, Chelmsford, Middlesex 
County, Massachusetts, bounded and described as 
follows: Beginning at a point on the Northerly sideline of 
said Billerica Road as laid out by the County Commis- 
sioners in 1935, said point being at the land of the Town 
of Chelmsford Pine Ridge Cemetery, thence Northerly by 
said town land 313 feet more or less to a point; thence 
Easterly be said town land and land of McKennedy to the 
existing (IA) Limited Industrial District and the (RB) 
Single Residence District zone line; thence Southeasterly 
by said district line to a point marking the existing line of 
the said IA District and the RB District; thence Southerly 
by said line 400 feet to the aforesaid Northerly sideline of 
Billerica Road; thence Westerly by said sideline 1200 feet 
more or less to the point of beginning. 

Containing 1 1 acres more or less and being shown on 
Chelmsford Assessors Plat 113 Parcels 13, 14, 16 and 17." 

Attorney Shanahan gave a brief explanation on the ar- 
ticle and asked the Town Meeting Body for their support. 
The Finance Committee and the Board of Selectmen 
were in favor of the article. Chairman of the Planning 
Board Henrick Johnson gave the Board's recommenda- 
tion: The Planning Board held a public hearing on 
March 28, 1984, and voted unanimously to recommend 
in favor of this article. The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote on the article, Motion carried, unanimously. 



UNDER ARTICLE 66 Elmer Crowell petitioner, mov- 
ed that the Town vote to amend the Zoning by-law of the 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts to change from 
Single Residence (RB) to Commercial (CD) the following 
described land of Elmer G. Crowell and Pauline G. 
Crowell: a certain parcel of land situated on the Nor- 
theasterly side of North Road, Bounded and described as 
follows: Southwesterly by North Road, two Hundred 
(200) feet; Southeasterly by land of the County of Mid- 
dlesex, two hundred eighteen and 72/100 (218.72) feet; 
northeasterly by other land now or formerly owned by 
Gertrude M. Fallon, two-hundred (200) feet, and Nor- 
thwesterly by other land now or formerly owned by Ger- 
trude M. Fallon, two hundred eighteen and 72/100 
(218.72) feet. 

Containing 43,740 square feet and being shown on a 
plan of land entitled "Plan of Land in Chelmsford, Ma. 
belonging to Gertrude M. Fallon surveyed May 13, 1961, 
Richard L. McGlinchey," meaning and intending to 
rezone from Single Residence (RB) to Commercial (CD) 
all of the land of Elmer G. Crowell and Pauline G. 
Crowell, now zoned Single Residence (RB)." 

The Chairman of the Planning Board Henrick Johnson 
gave the board's recommendation: The Planning Board 
held a public hearing on April 25, 1984, and voted 
unanimously to recommend in favor of this article. The 
Finance Committee and the Board of Selectmen were in 
favor of the article. Mrs. Crowell explained to the Town 
Meeting body the reason why the land should be rezoned, 
and asked for the support of the body. The Moderator 
asked for a voice vote, motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 67 Joseph McHugh moved to 
amend the article by changing the letter (g) to letter (h). 
The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the motion to 
amend, motion carried, unanimously the article reads as 
follows: 

Joseph McHugh, Petitioner, moved that the Town vote 
to amend the Zoning by-law Section 1420 Site plan 
Review by adding subsection 1424 (h) as follows: 

"1424 (h) Internal circulation and egress as well as 
drainage for the Site Plan is presented for not only 
the Site Plan but also in relation to all adjoining 
properties owned by the applicant." 

Chairman of the Planning Board Henrick Johnson 
gave the Board's recommendation: The Planning Board 
held a public hearing on April 25, 1984, and the majority 
of the Planning Board (5-1) voted to recommend in favor 
of this article. The Finance Committee recommends the 
article. The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the arti- 
cle, motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 68 Joseph McHugh moved to 
amend the article by deleting the last sentence of the arti- 
cle. A discussion followed. The Finance Committee sup- 
ports the article. The Chairman of the Planning Board, 
Henrick Johnson gave the board's recommendation: The 
Planning Board held a public hearing on April 25, 1984 



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and voted unanimously against this article in its present 
form. The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the mo- 
tion to amend. Motion carried, unanimously, the article 
reads as follows: 

Joseph McHugh moved that the Town vote to amend 
the Zoning By-law Section 1420 — Site Plan Review by 
deleting Subsection 1425 (1) in its entirely and inserting 
the following: 

"1425 (a). Internal circulation and egress are such 
that traffic flow is adequately served and the safety 
of individuals is protected, and further that access 
via minor streets serving residential neighborhoods 
is minimized. Specifically, access and egress should 
not be routed to streets or portions of streets adjoin- 
ing residentially zoned or used land, if alternate ac- 
cess and egress is available. 

Paul Bienvenu spoke against the article. Barry Pearson 
of the Business Men Assoc, asked the Town Meeting Body 
to defeat the article. Joseph McHugh and Tom Henstock 
gave a brief presentation and asked for the Town Meeting 
support. After a lengthy discussion Grace Moore moved 
the question to stop debate. Motion carried, unanimous- 
ly. The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the article, 
which left the chair in doubt, the tellers came forward 
and a hand count was taken. A %'s vote is needed, result. 
Yes 263 No 141, motion defeated. 

UNDER ARTICLE 69 Joseph McHugh Jr., Petitioner, 
moved that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-law 
Section 1420 — Site Plan Review, by adding a new subsec- 
tion 1425 (1). 

"(1) Any Industrial or Commercial building in ex- 
cess of 100,000 square feet, located on a minimum 
lot of 7.0 acres (not including wetland) must be tied 
directly to the Town of Chelmsford's public sewer 
system or a private, on-site waste treatment system 
and/or any Industrial or Commercial building in 
excess of 15,000 square feet of building per acre 
must be tied directly to the Town of Chelmsford's 
public sewer system or private, on-site, waste treat- 
ment system." 

Henrick Johnson Chairman of the Planning Board 
gave the board's recommendation: The Planning Board 
held a public hearing on April 25, 1984 and voted 
unanimously against this article in its present form. Peter 
Dulchinos of the Board of Health questioned the legal 
wording. The Finance Committee was against the article. 
Jim McBride of the Conservation was in favor of the arti- 
cle. A lengthy discussion took place. The Moderator ask- 
ed for a voice vote which left the chair in doubt. The 
tellers came forward and a hand count was taken: %'s 
vote is needed. Yes 259 No 138 motion defeated. 

Joseph McHugh moved to have article 68 reconsidered. 
A discussion followed. The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote, which left the chair in doubt, he asked for a show of 
hands, motion carried. Joseph Maher moved the ques- 
tion. The Moderator asked for a voice vote which left the 



chair in doubt a hand count was taken: Yes 280 No 105 
motion carried. The Moderator asked for a voice vote on 
the article, which left the chair in doubt. The tellers 
came forward and a hand count was taken: Yes 243 No 
166 Motion defeated. 

John Coppinger wanted to adjourn the meeting until 
Tuesday May 29, 1984. The Finance Committee spoke 
against the motion, he felt that the expense involved for 
holding a meeting at another time was going to be costly 
considering that there were not that many articles left. 
The Moderator asked for a voice vote. Motion defeated. 

UNDER ARTICLE 70 At this time Joseph McHugh 
moved to reconsider article 68. The Moderator referred 
to Town Counsel for an opinion at this time considering 
that the discussion on article 70 had started. Town 
Counsel ruled that the motion for reconsideration can be 
brought up at any time. The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote on the motion to reconsider article 68, motion 
defeated. 

Joseph McHugh moved to amend article 70 as follows: 





IA 


IS 


Area (1,000 sq. ft.) (h) 


120 


120 


width (feet) 


250 


250 


depth (feet) 


250 


250 


frontage (feet) 


250 


250 


Maximum Building 






Coverage (percent) 


50 (j) 


30 (j) 



subsections (g) and (j) substitute word "paved" for word 
"parking" 

Joseph McHugh explained the purpose for the amend- 
ment. The Finance spoke against the article and the 
amendment. The Board of Selectmen were not in favor of 
the article or the amendment. The Chairman of the 
Planning Board Henrick Johnson read the board's recom- 
mendation: The Planning Board held a public hearing 
on April 25. 1984 and voted unanimously against this ar- 
ticle in its present form. After a lengthy discussion, 
Jonathan Stubbs moved the question, the Moderator ask- 
ed if there was further need for discussion hearing none 
he asked for a voice vote on the motion to amend. Motion 
defeated. Jonathan Stubbs moved the question for discus- 
sion under the main motion. The Moderator asked if 
there was any need for further debate, hearing none he 
asked for a voice vote on the article. Motion defeated (see 
warrant for actual wording of the article) 

UNDER ARTICLE 71 Joseph McHugh Jr. moved to 
withdraw this article. Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 72 Joseph McHugh Jr. Petitioner, 
moved to amend the article by substituting the words July 
1, 1984 where it is stated January 1, 1983 or 1/1/83. 
Joseph McHugh explained the purpose of the article and 
the amendment. Chairman of the Planning Board 
Henrick Johnson gave the board's recommendation: The 
Planning Board held a public hearing on April 25, 1984, 



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and voted unanimously against this article in its present 
form. The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the mo- 
tion to amend. Motion carried. The article reads as 
follows: 

Joseph McHugh Jr. moved that the Town vote to 
amend the Zoning By-Law Section 4500 — Major 
Business Complexes, by deleting Subsection 4542 and in- 
serting the following: 

"4542. The complex shall be so designed and 
located that annual average daily traffic is not in- 
creased 50% or more above estimated levels on July 
1, 1984 at any point more than 350 feet from an ex- 
pressway interchange, with 7-1-84 levels being 
determined by the Chelmsford Planning Board; 
and shall be so located that resultant traffic is not 
above the capacity of roads and intersections at 
level of service "C" at any point within 1 mile of the 
premises, using definitions and methods or estima- 
tion as outlined by the Highway Research Board 
Highway Capacity Manual, 1965 or later editions." 

The Moderator attempted a voice vote, which left the 
chair in doubt. The tellers came forward and a hand 
count was taken. A %'s vote is required, Yes 200 No 
146 motion defeated. 

UNDER ARTICLE 73 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to authorize the appointment of a 
Town Engineer by the following procedure: Each 
member of the Board of Selectmen shall have one vote; 
The Planning Board shall cast one vote determined by a 
majority vote of the board and the Sewer Commission 
shall cast one vote determined by a majority vote of the 
commission; and to raise and appropriate $50,000.00 for 
the funding of the Town Engineering Department in- 
cluding salaries and expenses. 

The Finance Committee supports the article. The 
Selectmen recommend the article. The Moderator asked 
for a voice vote, motion carried. 



UNDER ARTICLE 76 Chairman of the Finance Com- 
mittee moved that the Town vote to instruct the Board of 
Assessors to issue an amount not to exceed $907,818.19 
from free cash in the Treasury for the reduction of the tax 
rate. 

The Finance Committee recommends the article. Mo- 
tion carried, unanimously. 

The Moderator moved to adjourn the meeting seeing 
that there was no further business. Motion carried. Hugh 
Evans moved that the Town Meeting Body acknowledge 
the fine job that the Moderator has done, and thanked 
him publicly. The Town Meeting Body agreed with Mr. 
Evans and the meeting adjourned at 11:30 PM. 



Dennis McHugh 
Moderator 



Mary E. St. Hilaire 
Town Clerk 



UNDER ARTICLE 74 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to borrow the sum of $224,062.00 foi 
the purpose of Chapter 90 Construction under the follow- 
ing statutes: 

Chapter 351 of the Acts of 1982 $102,090.00 
Chapter 732 of the Acts of 1981 121,972.00 



The Finance Committee recommend the article, Mo- 
tion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 75 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$7,958.19 for the purpose of Chapter 90 Construction. 

The Finance Committee recommenda the article, Mo- 
tion carried, unanimously. 



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WARRANT FOR 
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

MAY 14, 1984 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the 
Town of Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are 
hereby requested to notify and warn the legal voters of 
said Chelmsford to meet in the McCarthy Junior High 
School Gymnasium on Monday evening, the fourteenth 
day of May, 1984, at 8:00 o'clock P.M., then and there to 
act upon the following Articles, Viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
from available funds the sum of $96,970.00 to the Debt 
and Interest Account; Line Item 22. Total Interest; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
from available funds the sum of $9,000.00 to the 
Unclassified Department Account, Line Item 120. 
Unemployment Benefits due State; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
from available funds the sum of $5,000.00 for the pur- 
pose of paying reasonable hospital medical and surgical, 
chiropractic, nursery, pharmaceutical, prosthetic and 
related expenses and reasonable charges for podiatry for 
certain retired police officers and retired firefighters, 
pursuant to the provisions of Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 41. Section 100 B; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
General By-Laws Article IV Financial Regulations, by 
adding the following section: "Section 3. Any budget 
item presented at any annual or special Town Meeting 
for salaries or the payment of any benefit or expense that 
is the subject of collective bargaining shall accurately 
reflect the most recently negotiated or agreed payment 
and shall not be inflated to reflect anticipated negotiated 
contractual amounts."; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
General By-Laws Article IV, Financial Regulations, by 
adding the following section: "Section 4. Capital Plan- 
ning Committee. A committee to be known as the 
Capital Planning Committee shall be established and 
shall be composed of the following members: the Ex- 
ecutive Secretary to the Board of Selectmen; the Town 
Accountant; the Town Treasurer, one member 
designated by the School Committee, one member 
designated by the Finance Committee, one member 
designated by the Board of Library Trustees; and one 
citizen of the Town of Chelmsford to be appointed by the 
Board of Selectmen who is neither a municipal employee 
of the Town or an elected or appointed Town official. 
The committee shall study proposed capital outlays hav- 
ing a useful life of at least one year or the acquisition of 
land. The committee shall promulgate rules and regula- 
tions, make such investigations and hold public hearings 
as it deems appropriate. The committee shall file an an- 
nual report containing a capital outlay budget for the 
next fiscal year and a proposed capital outlay budget for 
the next five fiscal years prior to April 1st of each year. 
Said report shall be included in the Finance Committee 
report prior to the Annual Town Meeting."; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with 
your doings at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given unto our hands this 26th day of April, A.D. 
1984. 

Bonita A. Towle, Chairman 

Dennis J. Ready, Vice Chairman 

John P. Emerson, Jr. Clerk 

Roger A. Blomgren 

Paul C. Hart 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX. SS. 



APRIL 30. 1984 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and 
warned the Inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
posting up attested copies of same at the following places, 
to wit: The New Town Office Building Gym; North Con- 
gregational Church Hall; Parker School Band Room; 
East Chelmsford School; Byam School Cafetorium; 
WVsilands School Cafeteria; North Congregational 
Church Hall: McCarthy Junior High School, Small Gym- 
nasium; South Row School Auditorium; South Row 
School Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; McCar- 
thy Junior High School, Small Gymnasium; fourteen days 
at least before the time appointed for holding the 
meeting aforesaid. 

William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 

A True Copy Attest 
William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 



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TOWN WARRANT FOR 
STATE PRIMARY ELECTION 

SEPTEMBER 18, 1984 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable of the Town of Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby re- 
quired to notify and warn the Inhabitants of said Town 
who are qualified to vote in elections to vote at: 



Precinct 1 
Precinct 2 
Precinct 3 
Precinct 4 
Precinct 5 
Precinct 6 
Precinct 7 
Precinct 8 
Precinct 9 
Precinct 10 
Precinct 1 1 
Precinct 12 



Town Offices Gymnasium 

North Congregational Church Hall 

Parker School Band Room 

East Chelmsford School 

Byam School Cafetorium 

Westlands School Cafeteria 

North Congregational Church Hall 

McCarthy Junior High School Small Gym 

South Row School Auditorium 

South Row School Auditorium 

Westlands School Cafeteria 

McCarthy Junior High School Small Gym 



On Tuesday, the eighteenth day of September, 1984, 
from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. for the following purpose: 

To cast their votes in the State Primary for the can- 
didates of political parties for the following offices: 



U.S. Senator 

Representative in Congress 

Councillor 

Senator in General Court 

Representative in 
General Court 
Register of Probate 
County Commissioners (2) 
County Treasurer 



For The Commonwealth 
Fifth Congressional District 
Third Councillor District 
Fifth Middlesex Senatorial 

District 
Sixteenth Middlesex 

Congressional 
Middlesex County 
Middlesex County 
Middlesex County 



Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with 
your doings thereon at thereon at the time and place of 
said meeting. 

Given under our hands this twentieth day of August, 
A.D. 1984. 

Bonita A. Towle, Chairman 

Dennis J. Ready, Vice Chairman 

John P. Emerson, Jr., Clerk 

Roger A. Blomgren 

Paul C. Hart 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 



SEPTEMBER , 1984 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and 
warned the Inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
posting up attested copies of same at the following places, 
to wit: The New Town Office Building Gym; North Con- 
gregational Church Hall; Parker School Band Room; 
East Chelmsford School; Byam School Cafetorium; 
Westlands School Cafeteria; North Congregational 
Church Hall; McCarthy Junior High School; Small Gym- 
nasium; South Row School Auditorium; South Row 
School Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; 
McCarthy Junior High School, Small Gymnasium; seven 
days at least before the time appointed for holding the 
election aforesaid. 

William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 

A True Copy Attest, 
William E. Spence, 
Constable of Chelmsford 



A True Copy Attest: 

Mary E. St. Hilaire, Town Clerk 



58 



REPUBLICAN PRIMARY 

September 18, 1984 



♦indicates candidate for re-election 

SENATOR IN CONGRESS 

Elliot L. Richardson 
Raymond Shamie 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 5th Cong. Dist. 
Gregory S. Hyatt 
Thomas P. Tierney 
All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



Pet 1 Pet 2 Pet 3 Pet 4 Pet 5 Pet 6 Pet 7 Pet 8 Pet 9 Pet 10 Pet 11 Pet 12 Total 



97 


34 


71 


24 


105 


68 


36 


76 


37 


77 


54 


62 


741 


188 


78 


223 


48 


206 


130 


104 


163 


88 


233 


113 


153 


1727 

















2 




















2 


3 


2 


3 


1 


4 


4 





9 


1 





3 


2 


32 



288 



114 



297 



73 



315 204 



248 



126 



310 



170 



297 



73 



315 



204 



248 



126 



170 



217 2502 



171 


75 


171 


52 


200 


125 


86 


144 


76 


197 


116 


128 


1541 


77 


28 


74 


17 


65 


42 


41 


57 


37 


74 


33 


50 


595 

















1 








1 











2 


40 


11 


52 


4 


50 


36 


13 


47 


12 


39 


21 


39 


364 



217 2502 



COUNCILLOR 3rd District 

R. McKeon (write-in) 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 


















1 





1 








2 


1 


5 



































1 


1 


288 


114 


297 


73 


315 


203 


140 


247 


126 


310 


168 


215 


2496 



288 



114 



297 



73 



315 



204 



140 



248 



126 



310 



170 



217 2502 



SENATOR IN GENERAL CT. 5th Mldsx. Dist. 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL CT. 16th Mldsx. Dist. 

Bruce N. Freeman* 

S. Pouhen (wrile-in) 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

REGISTER OF PROBATE Mldsx. Ctj. 

All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER (2) Mldsx. Cry. 

Nicholas S. Polio 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

































3 





3 


288 


114 


297 


73 


315 


204 


140 


248 


126 


310 


167 


217 


2499 


288 


114 


297 


73 


315 


204 


140 


248 


126 


310 


170 


217 


2502 


269 


108 


279 


66 


292 


189 


136 


235 


120 


291 


155 


205 


2345 
































2 


1 


3 








1 





























1 


19 


6 


17 


7 


23 


15 


4 


13 


6 


19 


IS 


11 


153 


288 


114 


297 


75 


315 


204 


140 


248 


126 


310 


170 


217 


2502 








1 





























1 


288 


114 


296 


73 


315 


204 


140 


248 


126 


310 


170 


217 


2501 


288 


114 


297 


73 


315 


204 


140 


248 


126 


310 


170 


217 


2502 


192 


82 


190 


55 


212 


135 


103 


149 


86 


209 


115 


139 


1667 


384 


146 


404 


91 


418 


273 


177 


347 


166 


411 


as 


295 


3337 



576 



228 



594 



146 



630 



408 



380 



496 



252 



620 



340 



434 5004 



TREASURER Mldsx. Cty. 

All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 






1 

US 


2 
295 



73 



315 



204 



140 



248 




r.'i, 



310 



170 


1 
216 


4 
2498 


■•HH 


114 


297 


73 


315 


204 


140 


248 


126 


310 


170 


216 


2502 



59 



♦indicates candidate for re-election 

SENATOR IN CONGRESS 

David M. Bartley 
Michael Joseph Connolly 
John F. Kerry 
James M. Shannon 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY 

September 18, 1984 



Pet 1 Pet 2 Pet 3 Pet 4 Pet 5 Pet 6 Pet 7 Pet 8 Pet 9 Pet 10 Pet 11 Pet 12 Total 



13 


7 


20 


9 


19 


19 


14 


8 


12 


11 


18 


21 


171 


21 


24 


28 


16 


17 


26 


19 


15 


17 


25 


8 


18 


234 


111 


79 


105 


56 


120 


100 


75 


66 


87 


124 


81 


98 


1102 


257 


209 


358 


142 


288 


286 


185 


200 


183 


265 


228 


279 


2880 














1 








2 





1 








4 


12 


4 


3 


7 


7 


8 


6 


7 


4 


5 


6 


10 


79 



414 



323 



514 



230 



452 



439 



299 298 



303 



341 



426 4470 



REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 5th Cong. Dist. 

Chester G. Atkins 
Philip L. Shea 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

COUNCILLOR 3rd Dist. 

Herbert L. Connolly* 
Raymond P. McKeon 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



200 


96 


209 


81 


219 


155 


101 


118 


123 


214 


108 


183 


1807 


204 


219 


298 


139 


224 


269 


188 


173 


176 


202 


227 


233 


2552 


10 


8 


7 


10 


9 


15 


10 


7 


4 


15 


6 


10 


111 



414 



323 



323 



514 



230 



452 



439 



299 



341 



45 


36 


46 


34 


59 


34 


29 


31 


35 


53 


29 


41 


472 


323 


265 


410 


188 


352 


372 


251 


245 


244 


331 


294 


365 


3640 


46 


22 


58 


8 


41 


S3 


19 


22 


24 


47 


18 


20 


358 



514 



230 



452 



439 



299 298 



SENATOR IN GENERAL CT. 5th Mldsx. Dist. 
Carol C. Amick* 
Augusto F. Grace 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



282 


240 


391 


161 


348 


299 


223 


213 


224 


318 


247 


329 


3275 


87 


57 


87 


57 


81 


104 


56 


59 


56 


88 


70 


81 


883 


45 


26 


36 


12 


23 


36 


20 


26 


23 


25 


24 


16 


312 



230 



439 



299 



426 4470 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL CT. 16th Mldsx. Dist. 

Samuel Poulten 

B. Freeman (write-in) 

All Others 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



240 


215 


346 


159 


295 


275 


195 


184 


184 


283 


239 


278 


2893 





6 











2 


2 


1 


4 


4 


2 





21 








1 





1 











1 











3 


174 


102 


167 


71 


156 


162 


102 


113 


114 


144 


100 


148 


1553 



414 



323 



514 



230 



452 



439 



299 298 



303 



431 



341 



426 4470 



REGISTER OF PROBATE Mldsx. Cty. 

Paul J. Cavanaugh* 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



264 
150 



220 
103 



356 
158 



171 
59 



301 
151 



310 
129 



215 
84 



183 
115 



199 
104 



294 
137 



249 
92 



230 



452 



439 



299 



298 



303 



431 



341 



273 
153 



3035 
1435 



426 4470 



COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (2) Mldsx. Cty. 

Thomas J. Larkin* 

Michael E. McLaughlin* 

Robert W. Keough 

Albert Joseph Onessimo 

Anthony D. Pini 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

TREASURER Mldsx. Cty. 
William J. Gustus 
Rocco J. Antonelli 
Daniel H. Ballou Jr. 
Thomas F. Coughlin 
Leo F. Henebury Jr. 
Joseph LeBlanc 
Vincent A. LoPresti 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



175 


158 


262 


90 


221 


198 


137 


121 


145 


204 


160 


193 


2064 


176 


185 


257 


131 


222 


245 


166 


152 


140 


204 


194 


203 


2275 


110 


66 


112 


74 


112 


92 


64 


69 


82 


126 


75 


91 


1073 


29 


25 


31 


26 


29 


41 


28 


23 


22 


31 


20 


34 


339 


20 


14 


29 


18 


28 


32 


23 


18 


25 


28 


24 


27 


286 


318 


198 


337 


121 


292 


270 


180 


213 


192 


269 


209 


304 


2903 


828 


646 


1028 


460 


904 


878 


598 


596 


606 


862 


682 


852 


8940 


105 


104 


142 


67 


117 


133 


83 


88 


74 


98 


97 


116 


1224 


27 


28 


41 


24 


43 


32 


27 


25 


27 


38 


31 


37 


380 


37 


48 


75 


27 


55 


66 


50 


30 


49 


53 


48 


56 


594 


45 


36 


32 


26 


41 


48 


36 


23 


32 


41 


38 


42 


440 


17 


10 


20 


10 


20 


18 


14 


9 


13 


27 


16 


12 


186 


49 


31 


59 


40 


65 


39 


39 


30 


38 


53 


42 


51 


536 


S3 


22 


42 


11 


39 


36 


16 


35 


15 


44 


27 


40 


360 


101 


44 


103 


25 


72 


67 


34 


58 


55 


77 


42 


72 


750 



323 



514 



230 



299 



298 



303 



431 



341 



426 4470 



60 



TOWN WARRANT FOR 
STATE ELECTION 

NOVEMBER 6, 1984 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable of the Town of Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby re- 
quired to notify and warn the Inhabitants of said Town 
who are qualified to vote in elections to vote at: 



Precinct 1 
Precinct 2 
Precinct 3 
Precinct 4 
Precinct 5 
Precinct 6 
Precinct 7 
Precinct 8 
Precinct 9 
Precinct 10 
Precinct 1 1 
Precinct 12 



Town Offices Gymnasium 

North Congregational Church Hall 

Parker School Band Room 

East Chelmsford School 

Byam School Cafetorium 

Westlands School Cafeteria 

North Congregational Church Hall 

McCarthy Junior High School Small Gym 

South Row School Auditorium 

South Row School Auditorium 

Westlands School Cafeteria 

McCarthy Junior High School Small Gym 



On Tuesday, the sixth day of November, 1984, from 
7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. for the following purpose: 

To cast their votes in the State Primary for the can- 
didates of political parties for the following offices: 



Elector of President 

and Vice President 
U.S. Senator 

Representative in Congress 
Councillor 
Senator in General Court 

Representative in 
General Court 
Register of Probate 
County Commissioners (2) 
County Treasurer 



For the Commonwealth 

For The Commonwealth 
Fifth Congressional District 
Third Councillor District 
Fifth Middlesex Senatorial 

District 
Sixteenth Middlesex 

Representative District 
Middlesex County 
Middlesex County 
Middlesex Counts 



BALLOT QUESTIONS 

QUESTION 1: 

Shall the Town of Chelmsford be allowed to exempt the 
amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to 
construct lateral sewers, interceptor sewers, pumping sta- 
tions and force mains to service the Phase 1A and Phase 
IB sewer service areas as described in the 1984 "Facility 
Plan for Wastewater Management", including North 
Chelmsford, Chelmsford Center and the Industrial Area 
of Billerica Road; to reimburse the City of Lowell for 



Chelmsford's share of the regional interceptor sewers and 
treatment facilities, and to pay for related legal, ad- 
ministrative and other pertinent expenses? 



YES 



NO 



QUESTION 2: 

THIS QUESTION IS NON BINDING. 

Shall the Representative from this district be instructed to 
vote in favor of legislation, resolutions, or constitutional 
amendments to balance the state and federal budgets and 
to retire the national debt, not by increased taxes, addi- 
tional fees, expanded borrowing, or revenue-enhance- 
ment measures, but by a reduction in spending? 



YES 



NO 



Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with 
your doings thereon at thereon at the time and place of 
said meeting. 

Given under our hands this fifteenth day of October, 
A.D. 1984. 

Bonita A. Towle, Chairman 

Dennis J. Ready, Vice Chairman 

John P. Emerson, Jr., Clerk 

Roger A. Blomgren 

Paul C. Hart 

A True Copy Attest: 

Mary E. St. Hilaire. Town Clerk 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



Ml 1)1)1 I SI V SS 



OCTOBER 29, 1984 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and 
warned the Inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
posting up attested copies of same at the following places, 
to wit: Town Offices Gymnasium; North Congregational 
Church Hall; Parker School Band Room; East 
Chelmsford School; Westlands School Cafeteria; Byam 
School Cafetorium; North Congregational Church Hall; 
McCarthy Junior High School; Small Gymnasium; South 
Row School Auditorium; South Row School Auditorium; 
Westlands School Cafeteria; McCarthy Junior High 
School, Small Gymnasium; seven days at least before the 
time appointed lor holding the election aforesaid. 

William E. Spencc 
Constable of Chelmsford 

A True Copy Attest, 
William E. Spencc, 
Constable of Chelmsford 



61 



** write-in 

indicates candidate for re-election 

PRESIDENT & VICE PRESIDENT 

Mondale and Ferraro 
Reagan and Bush 
Serrette and Ross 
Johnson and Walton** 
All Others 
Blanks 



STATE ELECTION 

November 6, 1984 



Pet 1 Pet 2 Pet 3 Pet 4 Pet 5 Pet 6 Pet 7 Pet 8 Pet 9 Pet 10 Pet 11 Pet 12 Total 



464 

1008 

3 



1 

28 



384 
580 
2 


12 



621 
1250 
4 

1 
10 



224 
334 
2 


12 



585 

1229 

6 



1 

19 



472 

878 

2 

1 





379 
651 
1 

1 
12 



333 
761 
4 


4 



387 
645 
4 


12 



537 

1274 

4 



1 

14 



375 
622 
2 

1 
12 



495 

1047 

1 



1 

10 



5256 

10279 

35 

1 

7 

153 



TOTAL 


1504 


978 


1886 


572 


1840 


1361 


1044 


1102 


1048 


1830 


1012 


1554 


15731 


SENATOR IN CONGRESS 




























John F. Kerry 


551 


450 


683 


255 


693 


535 


440 


364 


431 


657 


412 


554 


6025 


Raymond Shamie 


919 


513 


1170 


305 


1121 


807 


587 


714 


599 


1151 


578 


976 


9440 


All Others 








2 





2 








1 








2 


1 


8 


Blanks 


34 


15 


31 


12 


24 


19 


17 


23 


18 


22 


20 


23 


258 


TOTAL 


1504 


978 


1886 


572 


1840 


1361 


1044 


1102 


1048 


1830 


1012 


1554 


15731 


REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 5th Cong. Dist. 




























Chester G. Atkins 


639 


467 


785 


296 


779 


60.3 


479 


414 


514 


782 


432 


616 


6806 


Gregory S. Hyatt 


818 


477 


1042 


257 


991 


719 


525 


647 


490 


988 


533 


893 


8380 


All Others 


1 











1 























2 


Blanks 


46 


34 


59 


19 


69 


39 


40 


41 


44 


60 


47 


45 


543 


TOTAL 


1504 


978 


1886 


572 


1840 


1361 


1044 


1102 


1048 


1830 


1012 


1554 


15731 


COUNCILLOR 3rd District 




























Herbert L. Connolly* 


915 


666 


1205 


406 


1154 


871 


694 


664 


697 


1101 


644 


946 


9963 


All Others 























3 





1 








4 


Blanks 


589 


312 


681 


166 


686 


490 


350 


435 


351 


728 


368 


608 


5764 


TOTAL 


1504 


978 


1886 


572 


1840 


1361 


1044 


1102 


1048 


1830 


1012 


1554 


15731 


SENATOR IN GENERAL CT. 5th Mldsi Dist. 




























Carol C. Amick* 


1041 


731 


1377 


421 


1310 


986 


746 


757 


783 


1252 


721 


1102 


11227 


All Others 























2 





1 


1 





4 


Blanks 


463 


247 


509 


151 


530 


375 


298 


343 


265 


577 


290 


452 


4500 



TOTAL 



1504 



978 1886 572 1840 1361 1044 1102 1048 1830 1012 1554 15731 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL CT. 16th Mldsx Dist. 

Bruce N. Freeman* 
Samuel Poulten 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



1184 


725 


1373 


396 


1337 


1014 


757 


873 


773 


1382 


751 


1201 


11766 


249 


208 


430 


143 


426 


287 


233 


183 


230 


361 


202 


304 


3256 


71 


45 


83 


33 


77 


60 


54 


46 


45 


87 


59 


49 


709 



1504 



978 1886 572 1840 1361 



1044 



1102 1048 1830 1012 1554 15731 



REGISTER OF PROBATE Mldsx. Cty. 
Paul J. Cavanaugh* 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER (2) Mldsx. Cty. 

Thomas J. Larkin* 
Michael E. McLaughlin* 
Nicholas S. Polio 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

TREASURER Mldsx. Cty. 
William J. Gustus 
All Others 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

QUESTION 1 
Yes 

No 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



QUESTION 2 
Yes 

No 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



932 



572 



666 



312 



1209 



677 



407 



165 



1132 



708 



891 



470 



679 



365 



674 



428 



689 



359 



1112 



718 



660 

1 

351 



969 10020 

1 

585 5710 



1504 


978 


1886 


572 


1840 


1361 


1044 


1102 


1048 


1830 


1012 


1554 


15731 


592 


464 


791 


269 


766 


598 


475 


409 


459 


803 


449 


650 


6725 


605 


494 


800 


294 


766 


634 


498 


456 


471 


733 


466 


626 


6843 


609 


289 


740 


157 


736 


499 


346 


482 


362 


679 


372 


645 


5916 
































1 





1 


1202 


709 


1441 


424 


1412 


991 


769 


857 


804 


1445 


736 


1187 


11977 


3308 


1956 


3772 


1144 


3680 


2722 


2088 


2204 


2096 


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WARRANT FOR THE 
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

NOVEMBER 19, 1984 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the 
Town of Chelmsford: 



ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds a certain sum of money to alleviate cer- 
tain drainage problems existing on Robin Hill Road; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds a certain sum of money for the purpose 
of purchasing a sidewalk snow blower; or act in relation 
thereto. 



GREETING: 



Board of Selectmen 



In the name of the Commonwealth, aforesaid, you are 
hereby requested to notify and warn the legal voters of said 
Chelmsford to meet in the McCarthy Junior High School 
Auditorium on Monday evening, the nineteenth day of 
November, 1984 at 7:30 o'clock P.M. then and there to act 
upon the following Articles, viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds a certain sum of money to the School 
Department, Line Item 83; or act in relation thereto. 

School Committee 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds the sum of $127,000.00 to the School 
Department, Line Item 83, for the purpose of the partial 
reimbursement for the Chelmsford Public Schools for 
repairs and capital expenditures, provided said sums are 
reimbursable from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; 
or act in relation thereto. 

School Committee 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds a certain sum of money for the purpose 
of Band uniforms; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds a certain sum of money to the School 
Department, Line Item 83 for the purposes of hiring a 
cable television assistant; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectment 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to prohibit the 
use of any Town funds to support Channel 43 of the Cable 
Television Station; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds, a certain sum of money to alleviate cer- 
tain drainage problems on Dunshire Drive; or act in rela- 
tion thereto. 



ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds a certain sum of money to the Debt and 
Interest Line Item 22, for anticipation loan interest; or act 
in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
from available funds a certain sum of money to the Debt 
and Interest Line Item 22, for anticipation loan interest; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds a certain sum of money to Cemetery 
Department, Line Item 11. Salaries; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen, for consideration to be determin- 
ed, to convey and transfer all right, title and interest, if 
any, held by the Town in a certain parcel of land and 
buildings thereon, known as Grange Hall, located at 17 
Proctor Road, more particlarly described in a deed to the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford, the same being 
recorded in the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds 
at Book 1206, Page 289 being approximately one acre of 
land, more or less, and, to negotiate the terms of said con- 
veyance and/or transfer; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen, for consideration to be determin- 
ed, to convey all their right, title and interest, if any, in 
a parcel of property northwest of Proctor Road, formally 
known as Old Proctor Road, to Mr. Arthur Bentas, and, 
to negotiate the terms of said conveyance and/or transfer; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 



Board of Selectmen 



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ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
from available funds a certain sum of money for the pur- 
pose of updating the value of real and personal property 
to full and fair cash value in compliance with Chapter 797 
of the Acts of 1979; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Assessors 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
from available funds a certain sum of money to the 
Assessor's Department, Line Item 7. Salaries; or act in rela- 
tion thereto. 

Board of Assessors 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
from available funds a certain sum of money for the pur- 
pose of the preparation of a master plan, said plan to be 
under the supervision of the Planning Board, pursuant to 
Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 40A, and Chapter 41, 
Sections 81A et seq.; or act in relation thereto. 

Planning Board 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Zoning By-Law of the Town of Chelmsford, and the Zon- 
ing Map referred to therein, to change from Single 
Residence District (RB) to Limited Industrial District (IA) 
the following described portion of land of Chelmsford 200 
Realty Trust, to wit: 

The land situated northerly of Billerica Road bounded 
and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point at the most Southeasterly corner 
of land now or formerly of James McKennedy as describ- 
ed in a deed recorded in Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds in Book 1319, Page 41; thence run- 
ning North 18° 29' 52" East to a point which is the 
dividing line between the existing Single Family 
Residence District and the existing Limited Industrial 
District; thence running in a Westerly direction by the 
said dividing line which is 400 feet from and parallel 
to said Billerica Road, 215 feet, more or less, to a point 
on the Southerly boundary of said McKennedy land; 
thence turning and running South 88° 59' 24" West 225 
feet, more or less, to the point of beginning, and con- 
taining 11,250 square feet of land, more or less. Mean- 
ing and intending to amend the said Zoning By-Law and 
Zoning Map to make all of the said land now or formerly 
of said McKennedy as described in said deed to be 
situated in the Limited Industrial District (IA); or act 
in relation thereto. 

Planning Board 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
from available funds a certain sum of money to the 
Unclassified Department, Line Item 128, for unemploy- 
ment benefits due to the state; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
from available funds a certain sum of money to the Ac- 
counting Department, Line Item 1. Wages and Salaries; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
from available funds a certain sum of money for the pur- 
pose of the performance of a Town census; or act in rela- 
tion thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to acquire in fee simple by pur- 
chase, eminent domain, or otherwise, the property on 
Billerica Road and Golden Cove Rod, located in the Town 
of Chelmsford, further described as Parcels A through F 
in the legal description of the same, being attached hereto 
and incorporated herewith, and further shown as Parcels 
A through F on certain plan on file with the Town Clerk 
and the Police Department entitled "Highway Taking Plan 
of Land in Chelmsford, Massachusetts," prepared for the 
Town of Chelmsford, Scale 1" = 40', October 29, 1984, by 
Vanasse/Hagen Engineering, Inc. Consulting Engineers 
and Planners, 60 Birmingham Parkway, Boston, 
Massachusetts for the purpose of constructing im- 
provements, widening, laying out and accepting Billerica 
Road and Golden Cove Road, and to see if the Town will 
vote to transfer from available funds a certain sum of money 
to defray all necessary costs, fees and expenses in connec- 
tion with the acquisition of said land and for paying any 
damages which may be awarded as the result of any such 
taking. 

LEGAL DESCRIPTION 

PARCEL A 

A certain parcel of land located on the northerly side 
of Billerica Road and on the easterly side of Golden Cove 
Road, so called, Town of Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, and shown as Parcel A on a certain plan 
entitled "Highway Taking Plan of Land in Chelmsford, 
MA, prepared for the Town of Chelmsford, Scale 1" = 40', 
October 29, 1984, by Vanasse/Hangen Engineering, Inc.", 
bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point at the intersection of the northerly 
sideline of Billerica Road and the westerly property line 
of said Parcel A; 

Thence on said Parcel A N 30 "536-36" E, 8.19 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel A S 71 ^O^OO" E, 43.00 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel A S 18920W W, 8.00 feet; 

Thence on said northerly sideline of Billerica Road N 
71 Q 40 : 00" W, 44.74 feet to the point of beginning. 

Said Parcel contains 351 square feet as shown on said 
plan. 



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LEGAL DESCRIPTION 



LEGAL DESCRIPTION 



PARCEL B 

A certain parcel of land located on the northerly side 
of Billerica Road and on the easterly side of Golden Cove 
Road, so called, Town of Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts and shown as Parcel B on a certain plan en- 
titled "Highway Taking Plan of Land in Chelmsford, MA, 
prepared for the Town of Chelmsford, Scale 1" = 40', Oct- 
tober 29, 1984, by Vanasse/Hangen Engineering, Inc.", 
bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point at the intersection of the northerly 
sideline of Billerica Road and easterly property line of 
said Parcel B; 

Thence on said Parcel B N 30 ? 36 : 36" E, 8.19 feet; 



PARCEL D 

A certain parcel of land located on the northerly side of 
Billerica Road and on the easterly side of Golden Cove 
Road, so called, Town of Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, and shown as Parcel D on a certain plan 
entitled "Highway Taking Plan of Land in Chelmsford, MA 
prepared for the Town of Chelmsford, Scale 1" = 40', Oc- 
tober 29, 1984, by Vanasse/Hangen Engineering, Inc.", 
bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point at the intersection of the easterly 
sideline of Golden Cove Road and the northerly pro- 
perty line of said Parcel D; 

Thence on said Parcel D N 55^03-10" E, 4.19 feet; 



Thence on said Parcel B N 71'?40W W, 124.07 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel B S 56°A7-07" W, 8.43 feet; 

Thence on said northerly sideline of Billerica Road S 
71 ? 40 ; 00" E, 125.00 feet to the point of beginning. 

Said Parcel B contains 996 square feet as shown on said 
plan. 

LEGAL DESCRIPTION 

PARCEL C 

A certain parcel of land located on the northerly side of 
Billerica Road and on the easterly side of Golden Cove 
Road, so called, Town of Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts and shown as Parcel C on a certain plan en- 
titled "Highway Taking Plan of Land in Chelmsford, MA, 
prepared for the Town of Chelmsford, Scale 1" = 40'. Oc- 
tober 29, 1984 by Vanasse/Hangen Engineering", bound- 
ed and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point at the intersection of the norther- 
ly sideline of Billerica Road and easterly property line 
of said Parcel C: 

Thence on said northerly sideline of Billerica Road N 
n°-40-00" W, 118.00 feet; 

Thence on said northerly sideline of Billerica Road a 
curved line to the right having a radius of 226.45 feet, 
a distance of 60.37 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel C S 71 "MOW E, 180.33 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel C S 36°-4T07" W, 8.43 feet to 
the point of beginning. 

Said Parcel C contains 1274 square feet as shown on said 
plan. 



Thence on said Parcel D S 40 "540:04" E, 24.49 feet; 

Thence on said easterly sideline of Golden Cove Road 
a curved line having a radius of 226.45 feet, a distance 
of 22.67 feet to the point of beginning. 

Said Parcel D having an area of 49 square feet as shown 
on said plan. 

LEGAL DESCRIPTION 

PARCEL E 

A certain parcel of land located on the northerly side 
of Billerica Road and on the easterly side of Golden Cove 
Road, so called, Town of Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts and shown as Parcel E on a certain plan, 
entitled "Highway Taking Plan of Land in Chelmsford, MA 
prepared for the Town of Chelmsford, Scale 1" = 40', Oc- 
tober 29, 1984, by Vanasse/Hangen Engineering, Inc.", 
bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point at the intersection of the easterly 
sideline of Golden Cove Road and the southerly pro- 
perty line of said Parcel E; 

Thence on said easterly sideline of Golden Cove Road 
a curved line to the right having a radius of 226.45 feet, 
a distance of 25.00 feet; 

Thence on said easterly sideline of Golden Cove Road 
N 4<?40:04" W, 88.80 feet; 

Thence on said easterly sideline of Golden Cove Road 
a curved line to the left having a radius of 560.72 feet, 
a distance of 16.39 feet; 
Thence on said Parcel E N 69*545:07" E, 5.15 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel a curved line to the right having 
a radius of 565.72 feet, a distance of 17.77 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel E S 4 "HOW E, 111.64 feet; 



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Thence on said Parcel E S 55 OOS^IO" W, 4.19 feet to the 
point of beginning. 

Said Parcel E contains 639 square feet as shown on said 
plan. 

LEGAL DESCRIPTION 

PARCEL F 

A certain parcel of land located on the northerly side 
of Billerica Road and on the easterly side of Golden Cove 
Road, so called, Town of Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts and as shown as Parcel F on a certain plan 
entitled "Highway Taking Plan of Land in Chelmsford, 
MA, prepared for the Town of Chelmsford, Scale 1" = 40', 
October 29, 1984, by Vanasse/Hangen Engineering, Inc.", 
bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point at the intersection of the easterly 
sideline of Golden Cove Road and the southerly pro- 
perty line of said Parcel F; 

Thence on said easterly sideline of Golden Cove Road 
a curved line to the left having a radius of 560.72 feet, 
a distance of 125.00 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel F a curved line to the right hav- 
ing a radius of 26.77 feet, a distance of 16.27 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel F a curved line to the right hav- 
ing a radius of 565.72 feet, a distance of 140.17 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel F S 69 Q 45 : 07" W, 5.15 feet to 
the point of beginning. 

Said Parcel F contains 677 square feet as shown on said 
plan, or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to acquire an easement by pur- 
chase, eminent domain, or otherwise, the property on the 
westerly side of Mill Road and westerly side of State Road, 
Route 12 A, located in the Town of Chelmsford, further 
described in Parcels B and C, in the legal description at- 
tached hereto and incorporated herewith, and further 
shown as Parcels B and C on a certain plan on file with 
the Town Clerk and the Police Department, entitled "Ease- 
ment Plan of Land in Chelmsford, Massachusetts," 
prepared for the Town of Chelmsford, Scale 1" = 40', Oct- 
tober 29, 1984, by Vanasse/Hangen Engineering, Inc., 
Consulting Engineers and Planners, 60 Birmingham 
Parkway, Boston Massachusetts for the purpose of construc- 
ting improvements, widening, laying out and accepting said 
roads and Billerica Road, and to see if the Town will vote 
to transfer from available funds a certain sum of money 
to defray all necessary costs, fees and expenses in connec- 
tion with the acquisition of said land for paying any 
damages which may be awarded as the result of any such 
taking. 



LEGAL DESCRIPTION 

PARCEL B 

A parcel of land in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, lying on the westerly side of State Road 
Route 129, being shown, as Parcel B on "Easement Plan 
of Land in Chelmsford, MA, prepared for the Town of 
Chelmsford, Scale 1" = 40', October 29, 1984, by 
Vanasse/Hangen Engineering, Inc. , Consulting Engineers 
and Planners, 60 Birmingham Parkway, Boston, 
Massachusetts" being bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the westerly line of State Road 
Route 129. 

Thence along northerly property line of Parcel A, S 
68913-37" W, 9.84 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel B a curved line to the right hav- 
ing a radius of 847.00 feet, a distance of 58.00 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel B S 78 "524:54" W, 47.86 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel B S 50"305 : 24" W, 96.00 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel B S 27'336'58" W, 32.81 feet; 

Thence along the easterly line of Mill Road a curved 
line to the right having a radius of 895.47 feet, a distance 
of 92.00 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel B N 50 "305-24" E, 78.00 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel B N 22910-08" E, 37.23 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel B N 65?08:29" E, 11.00 feet; 

Thence along the westerly line of State Road Route 129 
a curved line to the left having a radius of 840.00 feet, 
a distance of 183.14 feet to the point of beginning. 

Said Parcel B contains 12,956 square feet as shown on 
said plan. 

LEGAL DESCRIPTION 

PARCEL C 

A parcel of land in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, lying on the westerly side of Mill Road be- 
ing shown as Parcel C on "Easement Plan of Land in 
Chelmsford, MA, prepared for the Town of Chelmsford, 
Scale 1" = 40', October 29, 1984, by Vanasse/Hangen 
Engineering, Inc., Consulting Engineers and Planners, 60 
Birmingham Parkway, Boston, Massachusetts" being 
bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point at the intersection of the westerly 
line of Mill Road and the northerly line of Elizabeth 
Drive. 



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Thence along the northerly line of Elizabeth Drive, S 
64939W W, 141.95 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel C, N 50' 3 05 ; 24" E, 144.36 feet; 

Thence on the westerly line of Mill Road a curved line 
to the left, having a radius of 960.47 feet, a distance 
of 36.36 feet to the point of beginning. 

Said Parcel C contains 2572 square feet, as shown on 
said plan; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 



Westlands School Cafeteria; Small Gymnasium, McCar- 
thy Junior High School, fourteen days at least before the 
time appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 



A True Copy Attest, 
William E. Spence, 
Constable of Chelmsford 



William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 



ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
from available funds a certain sum of money for the pur- 
pose of purchasing an emergency generator for the Highway 
Department Garage; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
from available funds the sum of S8.370.00 dollars to the 
Library Department. Line Item 50. Salaries; or act in rela- 
tion thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will vote to rescind the 
loan authorization voted by the Town as Article 8 of the 
Special Town Meeting on December 1. 1976; or act in rela- 
tion thereto. 

Sewer Commission 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this second day of November, 
A.D. 1984 

Bonita A. Towle, Chairman 

Dennis J. Ready, Vice Chairman 

John P. Emerson Jr. . Clerk 

Roger A. Blomgren 

Paul C. Hart 

A True Copy, Attest: 

Mary E. St. Hilaire, Town Clerk 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 



NOVEMBER 1, 1984 



Pursuant to the within warrant, I have notified and 
warned the Inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
posting up attested copies of same at the following places, 
to wit: Center School Auditorium; North Congregational 
Church Hall; Parker Junior High School Band Room; East 
Chelmsford School; Byam School Cafetorium; Westlands 
School Cafeteria; North Congregational Church Hall; 
Small Gymnasium, McCarthy Junior High School; South 
Row School Auditorium; South Row School Auditorium; 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

November 19, 1984 

The Special Town Meeting was called to order at 7:35 
PM at the McCarthy Junior High Auditorium. The 
Moderator Dennis McHugh. recognized the presence of a 
quorum. There were 395 voters present. Selectman 
Towle, moved that the reading of the Constable's return 
of service and the posting of the warrant be waived. 
Motion carried, unanimously. Selectman Towle then 
moved that the reading of the entire warrant be waived. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

The Moderator then read a proclamation issued by the 
Board of Selectmen which declared Sunday December 2, 
1984 as "Light a Candle Day". This is the day that all the 
lights througout the center that have been provided for 
lis the Holiday Celebration Committee will be lit. And 
the committee requests that all those homes around the 
Center and in Chelmsford put one white candle in the 
window which symbolizes peace. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1 Nicholas Gavriel Chairman of 
the School Committee, moved that the Town vote to 
transfer from free cash the sum of Eighty Thousand and 
no/100 (80,000.00) dollars to the School Department, 
Line Item 83. 

Superintendent of Schools Alan Bradshaw explained 
the article and moved to amend the figure to read 
$78,651.00. The Board of Selectmen and the Finance 
Committee support the amendment. The Moderator ask- 
ed for a voice vote on the motion to amend. Motion car- 
ried. Norman Labrecque spoke against the article. The 
Moderator asked for a voice vote on the article, motion 
carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2 Nicholas Gavriel Chairman of 
the School Committee, moved that the Town vote to 
transfer from free cash the sum of One Hundred Twenty- 
Seven Thousand and no/100 ($127,000.00) to the School 
Department, Line Item 83, for the purpose of the partial 
reimbursement for the Chelmsford Public Schools for 
repairs and capital expenditures, provided said sums are 
reimbursable from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 



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Superintendent Bradshaw explained the article. He 
also noted that during the Annual Town Meeting the 
School Department came before the body with a budget 
figure that the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Com- 
mittee all agreed with. At that time the School Depart- 
ment explained that in the fall at a Special Town Meeting 
they would come back and request the additional 
$127,000.00 needed. The Board of Selectmen supported 
the article. The Finance Committee did not. The Finance 
Committee felt that the School Department should wait 
until the full reimbursement was received from the State. 
After a discussion the Moderator asked for a voice vote 
which left the chair in doubt, the following tellers came 
forward for a hand count: 



Carol Stark 
John Fudge 
Norman LaBrecque 
Ruth Delaney 
Sandra Kilbum 
James Doukszewicz 



Sue Cantin 
Margaret Johnson 
George Baxendale 
Paul Bienvenue 
Dorothy Lerer 



Result of the Hand count YES 127 
defeated. 



No 197 Motion 



UNDER ARTICLE 3 Bonita Towle Chairman of the 
Board of Selectmen, moved that the Town vote to 
transfer from free cash the sum of $20,000.00 for the pur- 
chase of Band uniforms. 

The Board of Selectmen were in favor of the article. 
The Finance Committee was not in favor of the article 
because the School Committee themselves voted not to 
support the article. Richard De Freitas spoke in favor and 
asked for support of the article. Nicholas Gavriel, Chair- 
man of the School Committee explained that the Com- 
mittee felt that this item should be brought up during the 
budget hearings and appear in the school budget. Proper 
channels should be followed. After a lengthy discussion, 
Selectmen Roger Blomgren moved to amend the article 
by adding to the end of the article the following wording, 
"and to instruct the School Committee to take immediate 
action to allow them to purchase band uniforms for 
delivery during fiscal year 1985." The Moderator asked 
for a foice vote on the motion to amend. Motion carried. 
Priscilla Stevens moved the question. The Moderator ask- 
ed if there was any need for any further debate, hearing 
none he asked for a voice vote on the main motion as 
amended. Motion carried. A point of order was made 
several people questioned the vote. The Moderator ex- 
plained what he had done. He then repeated the form of 
voting again. He asked for a vote on stopping debate. 
Motion carried. He then asked for a voice vote on the 
main motion as amended, motion carried. The article 
reads as follows: 

Bonita Towle, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, 
moved that the Town vote to transfer from free cash the 
sum of $20,000.00 for the purchase of Band uniforms. 
And to instruct the School Committee to take immediate 
action to allow them to purchase band uniforms for 
delivery during fiscal year 1985. 



UNDER ARTICLE 4 Norman Labrecque, moved to 
take article 5 out of order. He stated that the Town 
Meeting body should know the outcome of this article 
before voting on article 4. Motion carried by voice vote. 

UNDER ARTICLE 5 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to prohibit the use of any Town funds 
to support Channel 43 of the Cable Television Station. 
After a discussion Selectman Ready moved to amend the 
article to read the following wording, "That no addi- 
tional funds be expended to support Channel 43 of the 
Cable Television Station unless approved by Town 
Meeting." The Moderator asked for a voice vote on the 
motion to amend, motion carried. The Moderator then 
asked for a voice vote on the main motion as amended, 
motion carried. George Ripsom of the Finance Committe 
questioned the voice count. The Moderator asked for a 
show of hands, motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to transfer from free cash the sum of 
Twelve thousand Nine Hundred Twenty- three and 
no/100 ($12,923.00) to the School Department, Line 
Item 83 for the purpose of hiring a cable television assis- 
tant. 

The Finance Committee did not support the article. 
Roger Smyth of the School Department explained why 
the School Department was in favor of the article. 
Richard St Marie, of the cable commission was in favor of 
the article. A voice vote was taken motion carried. 

Stanley Ames moved to reconsider article 2. The 
Finance Committee questioned the quorum. The 
Moderator asked for a hand count there were 340 voters 
present, the meeting went on. The Finance Committee 
was against the motion to reconsider, the Moderator ask- 
ed for a voice vote on the motion to reconsider, motion 
carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2 Chairman of the School Com- 
mittee, Nicholas Gaviel, moved that the Town vote to 
transfer from free cash the sum of One Hundred Twenty- 
Seven Thousand and no/100 ($127,000.00) to the School 
Department, Line item 83, for the purpose of the partial 
reimbursement for the Chelmsford Public Schools for 
repairs and capital expenditures, provided said sums are 
reimbursable from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Edward Hilliard spoke in favor of the article. The 
Selectmen were in favor. The Finance Committee was 
against the article. Superintendent Bradshaw explained 
the purpose of the article. He explained that if more than 
$127,000.00 came back from the state, then $127,000.00 
is the amount that they would want, but if less came back 
they would request as much as possible to be released to 
them. After much discussion John Warren moved the 
question to stop debate. The Moderator asked if there 
was a need for further debate, hearing none he asked for 
a voice vote on the motion, motion carried. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 6 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to transfer from free cash the sum of 
Fourteen Thousand and no/100 ($14,000.00) to alleviate 
certain drainage problems on Dunshire Drive. 

The Selectmen supported the article. Motion carried, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE* 7 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to transfer from free cash the sum of 
Ten Thousand and no/100 (510,000.00) to alleviate cer- 
tain drainage problems existing on Robin Hill Road. 

The Finance Committee recommended the article. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 8 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to transfer from free cash the sum of 
thirty-one thousand three hundred seventy-one and 
no/100 ($31,371.00) for the purpose of purchasing a 
sidewalk snow blower. 



Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Book 1206, 
Page 289 being approximately one acre of land, more or 
less, and, to negotiate the terms of said conveyance 
and/or transfer. 

The Finance Committee supported the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 13 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen, 
for consideration to be determined, to convey all their 
right, title and interest, if any, in a parcel of property 
northwest of Proctor Road, formally known as Old Proc- 
tor Road, to Mr. Arthur Bentas, and, to negotiate the 
terms of said conveyance and/or transfer. 

Mr. Bentas explained when the road was widened his 
property line was affected and this was a solution to 
straighten out his line. The Finance Committee sup- 
ported the article. Motion carried, unanimously by voice 
vote. 



The Finance Committee was in favor of the figure 
originally presented to them of $24,000.00 but will sup- 
port the higher amount. When questioned on the dif- 
ference in figures it was explained that this machine was a 
better model and would fill the requirements that the 
highway department needed. The Moderator asked for a 
voice vote, motion carried, unanimously. 



UNDER ARTICLE 14 Janet Lombard, Chairman of 
the Board of Assessors, moved that the Town vote to 
transfer from free cash the sum of Forty-Nine Thousand 
six Hundred and no/ 100 ($49,600.00) for the purpose of 
updating the value of real and personal property to full 
and fair cash value in compliance with Chapter 797 of the 
Acts of 1979. 



UNDER ARTICLE 9 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to transfer from free cash the sum of 
Twenty-Five Thousand and no/100 ($25,000.00) for the 
purpose of resurfacing portions of certain streets 
throughout the Town with Type I bituminous concrete, 
and other road materials. 

The Moderator asked for a voice vote which left the 
chair in doubt, he then asked for a show of hand, motion 
carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 10 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to transfer from free cash the sum of 
One Hundred Thousand and no/ 100 ($100,000.00) to 
line Item 22, Total Interest for payment of interest on 
loans in Anticipation of Revenue and Other Temporary 
loans. 

The Finance Committee was in favor of the article, 
Motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1 1 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
to withdraw this article. Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 12 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen, 
for consideration to be determined, to convey and 
transfer all right, title and interest, if any held by the 
Town in a certain parcel of land and buildings thereon, 
known as Grange Hall, located at 17 Proctor Road, more 
particularly described in a deed to the Inhabitants of the 
Town of Chelmsford, the same being recorded in the 



Ruth Dclaney, Assessor explained the need for this 
article. The Finance Committee supported the article. 
Motion carried, unanimously by voice vote. 

UNDER ARTICLE 15 Janet Lombard, Chairman of the 
Board of Assessors, moved that the Town vote to transfer 
from free cash the sum of One Thousand Two Hundred 
Seventy-Six and no/ 100 ($1,276.00) to the Assessor's 
Department, Line Item 7 Salaries. 

Both the Selectmen anil the Finance Committee were 
in favor of the article. The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote which left the chair in doubt, he asked for a show of 
hands, motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 16 Henrick Johnson Jr. Chairman 
of the Planning Board, moved that the Town vote to 
transfer from free cash the sum of Forty-Thousand and 
no/100 ($40,000.00) for the purpose of the preparation 
of a master plan, said plan to be under the supervision of 
the Planning Board, pursuant to Massachusetts General 
Law, Chapter 40A, and Chapter 41 , Sections 81 A eq seq. 

Henrick Johnson said that the Planning Board was in 
favor of the article. The Finance Committee supported 
the article. Motion carried; by voice vote. 

UNDER ARTICLE 17 Henrick Johnson Jr. Chairman 
of the Planning Board, moved that the Town vote to 
amend the Zoning By-law of the Town of Chelmsford, 
and the Zoning Map referred to therein, to change from 
Single Residence District (RB) to Limited Industrial 



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District (IA) the following described portion of land of 
Chelmsford 200 Realty Trust, to wit: 

The land situated northerly of Billerica Road bounded 
and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point at the most Southeasterly corner 
of land now or formerly of James McKennedy as described 
in a deed recorded in Middlesex North District Registry 
of Deeds in Book 1319, page 431; thence running North 
18° 29' 52" East to a point which is the dividing line 
between the existing single family residence district and 
the existing limited industrial district; thence Tunning a 
westerly direction by the said dividing line which is 400 
feet from and parallel to said Billerica Road, 215 feet, 
more or less, to a point on the Southerly boundary of said 
McKennedy land; thence turning and running South 88° 
59' 24" West 225 feet more or less, to the point of begin- 
ning, and containing 11,250 square feet of land, more or 
less. Meaning and intending to amend the said Zoning 
By-law and Zoning Map to make all of the said land now 
or formerly of said McKennedy as described in said deed 
to be situated in the limited industrial district (IA); or act 
in relation thereto. 

Town Counsel James Harrington explained that Attor- 
ney John Carragher who represented the McKennedy 
family was not a registered voter in the Town of 
Chelmsford and asked permission from the Moderator to 
allow Attorney Carragher to speak. The Moderator asked 
for a voice vote on granting permission, motion carried. 

Attorney Carragher explained that the Tambone 
Corp. had intended to purchase this land when they pur- 
chased surrounding parcels but due to the zoning did not, 
but if the zoning was changed to IA then they would pur- 
chase the land. 

Chairman of the Planning Board Henrick Johnson, 
gave the board's recommendation: 

The Planning Board held a Public Hearing on 
November 14, 1984, and voted unanimously to recom- 
mend in favor of this article. 

Selectman Blomgren was against the article and felt 
that the land should be re-zoned when the master plan 
became available. James McKennedy asked the Town 
Meeting Body to vote in favor of the article. He and his 
family didn't realize that this particular parcel was not 
zoned IA like the rest of his land. The Moderator attemp- 
ted a voice vote which left the chair in doubt. A %'s vote 
is required the tellers came forward and a hand count was 
taken: Yes 205 No 24 motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 18 Selectman Bonita Towle, mov- 
ed that the Town vote to transfer from free cash the sum 
of fifty thousand and no/100 ($50,000.00) to the 
Unclassified Department, Line Item 128, Unemployment 
Benefits-State. 

The Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee 
supported the article. Motion Carried, Unanimously. 



UNDER ARTICLE 19 Selectman Bonita Towle, mov- 
ed that the Town vote to transfer from free cash the sum 
of Six Hundred thirty-seven and no/100 ($637.00) to the 
Accounting Department, Line Item 1. Wages, and 
Salaries. 

The Finance Committee was in favor of the article. 
The Board of Selectmen were in favor and asked the 
Town Meeting Body for support. Motion carried, by 
voice vote. 

UNDER ARTICLE 20 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to transfer from free cash the sum of 
Ten Thousand and no/100 ($10,000.00) for the purpose 
of the performance by the Town of a State census. 

The Finance Committee supported the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 21 Selectmen Bonita Towle moved 
to withdraw the article. Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 22 Chairman of the Board of 
Selectmen, Bonita Towle moved that the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire an eastment 
by purchase, eminent domain, or otherwise, the property 
on the westerly side of Mill Road and westerly side of 
State Road, Route 129, located in the Town of 
Chelmsford, further described in Parcels B and C, in the 
legal description as stated herein, and further shown as 
Parcels B and C on a certain plan on file with the Town 
Clerk and the Police Department, entitled "Easement 
Plan of Land in Chelmsford, Massachusetts," prepared 
for the Town of Chelmsford, Scale 1" = 40', October 29, 
1984, by Vanasse/Hangen Engineering, Inc., Consulting 
Engineers and Planners, 60 Birmingham Parkway, 
Boston Massachusetts for the purpose of constructing im- 
provements, widening, laying out and accepting said 
roads and Billerica Road, and I move that the Town vote 
to transfer from free cash the sum of Sixteen Thousand 
and no/100 ($16,000.00) to defray all necessary costs, 
fees and expenses in connection with the acquisition of 
said land and for paying any damages which may be 
awarded as the result of any such taking. 

The metes and bounds of said parcels are as follows: 

LEGAL DESCRIPTION 

PARCEL B 

A parcel of land in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, lying on the westerly side of State Road 
Route 129, being shown as Parcel B on "Easement Plan 
of Land in Chelmsford, MA, prepared for the Town of 
Chelmsford, Scale 1" = 40', October 29, 1984, by 
Vanasse/Hagen Engineering, Inc., Consulting Engineers 
and Planners, 60 Birmingham Parkway, Boston, Massa- 
chusetts" being bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the westerly line of State Road 
Route 129. 



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Thence along northerly property line of Parcel A, S 
68°-13'-37" W, 9.84 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel B a curved line to the right hav- 
ing a radius of 847.00 feet, a distance of 58.00 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel B S 78°-24'-54" W, 47.86 feet 

Thence on said Parcel B S 50°-05'-24" W, 96.00 feet 

Thence on said Parcel B S 27°-36'-58" W, 32.81 feet 

Thence along the easterly line of Mill Road a curved 
line to the right having a radius of 895.47 feet, a 
distance of 92.00 feet; 



UNDER ARTICLE 23 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to appropriate and transfer from 
Highway Receipts Reserved for Appropriation the sum of 
Five Thousand Five Hundred and no/100 ($5,000.00) for 
the purpose of purchasing an emergency generator for 
the Highway Department Garage. 

The Finance Committee supports the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 24 Selectman Bonita Towle moved 
that the Town vote to transfer from free cash the sum of 
Eight Thousand Three Hundred Seventy and no/ 100 
(58,370.00) dollars to the Library Department, Line Item 
50. Salaries. 



Thence on said Parcel B N 50°-05'-24" E. 78.00 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel B N 22°-10 -08" E, 37.23 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel B N 65°-08'-29" E, 11.00 feet; 

Thence along the westerly line of State Road Route 
129 a curved line to the left having a radius of 840.00 
feet, a distance of 183.14 feet to the point of begin- 
ning. 

Said Parcel B contains 12.956 square feel as shown on 
said plan. 

LEGAL DESCRIPTION 

PARCEL C 



The Finance Committee supports the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 25 Chairman of the Sewer Com- 
mission, John P. Emerson Jr. moved that the Town vote 
to rescind the loan authorization voted by the Town as 
Article 8 of the Special Town Meeting on December 1, 
1976. 

The Selectmen and the Finance Committee support 
the article. Motion carried. Unanimously. 

The Moderator adjourned the meeting at 10:40 P.M. 
Sine Die. 



Dennis Mel [ugh 
Moderator 



Mary E. St.Hilairc 
Town Clerk 



A parcel of land in Chelmsford, Middlesex County. 
Massachusetts, lying on the Westerly side of Mill Road 
being shown as Parcel C on "Easement Plan of Land in 
Chelmsford, MA, prepared for the Town of Chelmsford. 
Scale 1" = 40', October 29, 1984. by Vanasse Hangen 
Engineering. Inc.. Consulting Engineers and Planners. 
60 Birmingham Parkway, Boston. Massachusetts" being 
bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point at the intersection of the westerl) 
line of Mill Road and the northerly line of Elizabeth 
Drive 

Thence along the northerly line' of Elizabeth Drive. S 
64°-39-07" W. 141,95 feet; 

Thence on said Parcel C. No 50°-05'-24" E. 144.36 
feet; 



Thence on westerly line of Mill Road a curved line to 
the left, having a radius of 960.47 feet, a distance of 
36.36 feet to the point of beginning. 

Said Parcel C contains 2572 square feet, as shown on 
said plan. 



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BOARD OF ASSESSORS 



CEMETERY COMMISSION 



Janet Lombard, Chairman 

Ruth K. Delaney James McBride 

Diane M. Phillips, Assistant to the Assessors 

This past year has been one of great activity in the 
Assessors Office with dramatic increases in sales and 
building permit activity. Not since the growth spurt of 
the 60's has there been as much new construction with 
over 300 condominiums, 70 new homes, and more new 
industrial and commercial buildings than in the last five 
years combined. In addition, the high cost of housing in 
Chelmsford has forced many present homeowners to 
enlarge existing homes rather than purchase larger ones. 
The conversion of a large number of apartments to con- 
dominiums has reduced the number of rental units 
available but this year permits were taken out for 30 
duplex rental units, a new direction in housing for the 
town. 

Again this year, the Board of Selectmen held a public 
hearing to determine whether to tax all classes of proper- 
ty (residential, commercial and industrial, and personal 
property) at the same rate. Although the vote was to 
maintain a single rate, it was felt that the tax burden 
might be shifted next year to the commercial and in- 
dustrial properties since they represent a larger portion of 
the tax base every year. 

Although it seems as though the town has barely finish- 
ed its most recent revaluation (Fiscal Year 1983) the 
Assessors Office is in the throes of preparing for the next 
update year (Fiscal Year 1986). Every year, one third of 
the properties are physically inspected, in addition to 
those properties whose owners have taken out building 
permits (approximately another thousand properties). To 
date two-thirds of the town has been re-inspected and it is 
planned to continue this review on an on-going basis. 

Our Office has also sent out requests for verification of 
sales information as well as income and expense question- 
naires to owners of income-producing property. New base 
rates for updating property values will be developed by 
analyzing these responses. With computerized data files 
and analysis capabilities, and an inventory of all proper- 
ties that has been kept up to date by the assessors, we do 
not anticipate the need for a complete revaluation such as 
the one conducted in 1983. Instead, values will be up- 
dated at least every three years as required by 
Massachusetts law. 

Our office is one step closer to in-house valuation 
capability. To date, the firm responsible for maintaining 
our computerized files has not offered a software package 
which would give us this capability but it seems a definite 
possibility that by next year we may be doing the bulk of 
our own work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Janet Lombard, Chairman 



COMMISSION MEMBERS 



TERM EXPIRES 



Dr. Everett V. Olsen, Chairman 1985 

Mr. Gerald L. Hardy 1986 

Mrs. Charlotte P. DeWolf 1987 

Cemetery Superintendent 

Mr. George E. Baxendale 

ANNUAL REPORT 

The Cemetery Commission is pleased to report to the 
citizens of Chelmsford on the activities of the Cemetery 
Department that are considered particularly noteworthy: 

In 1984 the total number of burials in the several town 
cemeteries was 118. The numbers in each cemetery were: 



Pine Ridge 


76 


Fairview 


17 


West Chelmsford 


8 


Heart Pond 


12 


Riverside 


4 


Forefathers 


1 



During 1984 there were 67 burial lots sold in the several 
cemeteries. 

AGREEMENTS WITH BETH EL 

In addition to the burials in the cemeteries listed, the 
Cemetery Department provided their usual burial ser- 
vices, as required and as requested, at the Temple Beth 
El Cemetery located in Chelmsford. 

At the request of the Commissioners, Town Counsel 
considered the legal problems associated with providing 
these services and drafted an agreement signed by the 
Commissioners and the officials of the Beth El Cemetery. 
This agreement extends this Department's services to the 
Jewish Community during regular working hours of the 
Department and provides those services within the 
Department's usual cemetery capabilities. Reimburse- 
ment for the services, in accord with the usual fee 
schedule of the Cemetery Department for opening and 
closing graves, is deposited with the Town Treasurer as 
income. All of these aspects are included in the agree- 
ment drafted and approved, after signature by the prin- 
cipals, by Town Counsel. 

In 1984 there were 16 burials in the Beth El Cemetery. 

PERPETUAL CARE 

During 1984 letters were sent to all families and lot 
owners still paying an annual charge for care of cemetery 
lots. In many instances there were back charges due and 
unpaid. The letters gave these lot owners the opportunity 
to change over to Perpetual Care upon payment of the 
$200. usual charge for this service and offered to cancel 
out any charges due and unpaid under the older system. 



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After the letters were sent out, 43 lot owners converted 
to Perpetual Care and the total of $8,600. received has 
been deposited in the Perpetual Care accounts. 

Not too many of the "older system" of charges remain 
to be converted. Hopefully this can be cleared up in 1985. 

FAIRVIEW CEMETERY 

In last year's Annual Report, the expansion of a new 
area of the Fairview Cemetery was reported. 

In 1984 work on this area continued. Grading and 
seeding was completed, new roadway extensions were in- 
stalled and paved in the new area, and chain link fencing 
and gates were installed along the outer perimeter of the 
cemetery bordering Twiss Road. 

In 1985 consideration will be given to developing an 
equivalent area within the cemetery to give the cemetery 
balance and presentability. The addition should make 
the cemetery more attractive. It is planned to accomplish 
this work in the same manner as last year's development 
was completed — utilizing Town of Chelmsford 
employees and equipment on an overtime basis as the 
most cost effective way of providing this space. It is im- 
portant to note, once again, that this method of develop- 
ment is accomplished within available Cemetery funds 
and will not represent a tax increase for anyone. 

PINE RIDGE CEMETERY 

In addition to the usual care of the cemetery, the com- 
missioners installed new metal fencing to replace sections 
damaged by motor vehicles. Efforts of the Chelmsford 
Police Department have increased to assist the Cemetery 
Department in cutting down on what manages to be 
almost an annual unexpected cost. 

RIVERSIDE CEMETERY 

Work has now been completed on the replacement and 
painting of fencing in this cemetery which work was 
undertaken by a Boy Scout as a project of public service 
to the Town. The Commissioners have commended this 
scout on behalf of the Town of Chelmsford. 

In 1985 the Cemetery Department hopes to continue to 
improve its services, to develop more attractive and better 
kept areas of the Public cemeteries in Chelmsford, and to 
continue to restore some of the historical gTave areas in 
our Town. 

Everett V. Olsen, Chairman 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT 



Chairman 

Vice-Chairman 

Clerk 



Paul McCarthy 

PaulCanniff, D.D.S. 

Peter Dulchinos 



Health Department Personnel 
Director of Public Health Richard J. Day 

Health Inspector John P. Emerson, Jr. 

Secretary Diana L. Wright 

Town Nurse Judith Dunigan 

Physician Michael A. Gilchrist M.D. 

Septage and Wastewater Abatement Program 

In 1984 the Septage and Wastewater Abatement Pro- 
gram continued its effort to clean up our waterways. The 
Board of Health has been running an extensive dye 
testing and water sampling program and positive results 
are being seen. Numerous tests have been performed by 
the Board of Health along with the issuance of one- 
hundred sixty-six septic system permits (repair) and one- 
hundred eleven septic system permits (new) with an in- 
creasing percentage commercial, industrial and con- 
dominium buildings. 

Administration and Management 

Income for various services and permits is listed below: 

Percolation tests -252 $ 6,300 

DeepTests-591 14,775 

Sewage Repair Permits— 166 2,490 

Sewage Construction Permits— 111 5,518 

Miscellaneous Licenses and Fees 7,975 

Complaint and Inspectional Services 

During 1984 six inspections were made at day care 
centers; twenty-four inspections made for Chapter II, 
Housing; school inspection, ten; complaints received and 
checked, two-hundred eighty-five; Camp Paul inspec- 
tions, ten; bathing beaches, twenty-six inspections; cer- 
tify International Travel Vaccination Books, twelve; 
restaurants and retail food store inspections; one- 
hundred four establishments inspected at at least twice a 
year. 

Hazardous Waste and Industrial Wastewater 

The Board of Health, because of new local and state 
laws and public awareness in the areas of hazardous waste 
disposal, has been called upon to coordinate all phases of 
hazardous waste activities. 

Mr. Richard J. Day (Director of Pubic Health) has 
been appointed by the Board of Selectmen to be Hazar- 
dous Waste Coordinator and Municipal Coordinator to 
enforce the new "Right-to-Know" law for this town. The 
position encompasses actions between the State, Federal 
agencies, business community and the general public. 

Hazardous Waste and Industrial Wastewaters has 
opened up a whole new area to be monitored. It is the 
goal of the Board of Health, along with other town 
departments, to keep abreast of all current changes and 
updates in the handling and disposal of all toxic wastes 



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and to supersede any State or Federal standards where it 
would best serve to protect this community and its 
precious water supplies. 

Rabies Clinic 

Administered by Martin Gruber, D.V.M., a total of 
one-hundred fifty-seven dogs were inoculated against 
rabies. 

Communicable Disease Program 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health man- 
dates that an epidemiological investigation be under- 
taken on approximately forty-three communicable 
diseases. When a communicable disease is reported to the 
Health Department by a physician or hospital, the nurse 
contacts the person involved to ascertain if a probable 
source of the infection can be determined. Concerns in 
relation to communicability of the disease are discussed 
and as is the case in some communicable diseases, food 
handlers or family members are removed from their jobs 
during the period of communicability. The follow-up 
report is submitted to the Massachusetts Department of 
Public Health. Reports on the following diseases were 
completed during 1984: 



Hepatitis 

Meningitis 

Mumps 

Pertussis 

Rubella (German Measles) 

Rubeola (Measles) 

Polio 

Salmonella 

Shigellosis 

Giardiases 

Tuberculosis 



7 
1 





13 
1 
3 
1 Active 



The testing of persons exposed to tuberculosis and 
those persons whose employment require certification of 
freedom from that disease is another responsibility of the 
Town Nurse. One-hundred thirty-three mantoux tests 
were given to town residents for pre-employment and 
town firms in compliance with the Massachusetts Depart- 
ment of Public Health regulations. Home visits and 
telephone calls are made to families of active and some 
inactive tuberculosis cases on a periodic basis to insure 
understanding of the illness and that adequate medical 
follow-up is achieved. Numerous medical records are 
kept and updated on residents who have a positive (TB) 
mantoux test and are receiving medication prophylac- 
tically and being followed radiologically at the Lowell 
Chest Clinic. 

Maternal/Child Health — High Risk 
Infant Identification Program 

Telephone correspondence is made to the parents of 
premature infants, renamed High Risk Infants by the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Maternal 
and Child Health Division. Home visits are made by the 
nurse when deemed necessary to assist the mother and 
alleviate apprehension over the care of a premature in- 
fant. Other home visits are made by physician referral. 



These follow-ups are not only made for health supervi- 
sion, but for education and referrals when indicated. 
Eleven high risk infants were reported for 1984. 

Immunization Program 

The Board of Health and Council on Aging sponsored 
two flu clinics this year. The vaccine was offered to the 
elderly and chronically ill persons as recommended by the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health. One- 
hundred forty persons were immunized with pneumonia 
vaccine and six-hundred eighty-four persons were im- 
munized with flu vaccine at the clinics. An additional 
one-hundred eighty doses were given to nursing homes, 
twenty doses to school nurses for staff and sixteen home 
visits made to handicapped or house-bound residents. 

Several immunizations were administered to update 
students records in compliance with the Massachusetts 
School Immunization Laws. An immunization clinic was 
held in May, at the Town Hall, for all interested 
residents, adults and children. Thirty adults attended 
and had tetanus boosters administered. Another Im- 
munization Clinic for the public will be held prior to 
September 1985 school entrance. 

Hypertension Screening Program 

Blood pressure screenings for residents are held the 
first Thursday of every month from 9:00 to 12:00 at the 
Board of Health, Town Hall. 

Diabetic Screening Program 

The Health Department has purchased an Ames 
Glucometer for the purpose of conducting blood sugar 
screenings. The procedure takes a short time, involves a 
small sample of blood by finger prick method, and can be 
done either fasting or two hours after meals. Residents 
may call the Health Department office and make an ap- 
pointment with the nurse. 

Community Health 

Since good health maintenance is a concern of 
everyone, the Public Health Nurse also acts as a resource 
person in making proper referrals and in implementing 
health screening programs that can be efficiently offered 
to residents. The town's first Health Fair was held in the 
spring and approximately 500 residents received free 
health screenings and counseling on health awareness 
and maintenance. This years Health Fair will be held 
April 13, 1985 at the McCarthy Jr. High School, North 
Road. The Health Fair will bring together numerous 
health exhibitors and offer free health screenings to in- 
clude: Blood pressure, height and weight, vision and 
glaucoma, blood sugar, oral cancer and several more. 
Professional exhibitors will be available for consultation 
and resource material. 



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CHELMSFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY 

The Chelmsford Housing Authority continues to be ac- 
tive in applying for additional housing units. The Hous- 
ing Authority in May 1984 submitted to the Executive 
Office of Communities and Development an application 
to increase the housing stock in the Chelmsford community 
for elderly and families. To receive the sixty units of elderly 
housing requested for the North School site, the 
Chelmsford Housing Authority was required to apply for 
fifteen units of family housing. The Executive Office of 
Communities and Development will announce the second 
round of awards in February 1985. 

The Chelmsford Housing Authority continues to be ac- 
tive also in applying for rental assistance units. During the 
past year the authority in a joint application with Tyngs- 
borough Housing Authority received fifteen units. The 
award of these additional units increased our Chapter 707 
"scattered site" units to twenty-eight and fifty-eight Sec- 
tion 8 Existing Housing units. 

Our programs now provide a total of two hundred and 
fourteen units of low income housing: fifty-seven family; 
twenty-one handicapped and one hundred and thirty-six 
elderly. Five of our programs are funded by the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts through the Executive Office of 
Communities and Development under Chapter 667; 
Chelmsford Arms completed in 1974, fifty-six regular units 
and eight handicapped units; the Community Residence 
purchased in 1974, eight units; six condominiums in 
Pickwick Estates were purchased in 1985; McFarlin Manor 
completed in 1981 , forty-three regular units, three handi- 
capped units, one four-bedroom congregate unit which 
serves the "frail elderly". Under Chapter 707, our "scat- 
tered site" program which started in 1975, we have thir- 
teen units under lease in the private market and fifteen 
new units coming under lease. Our most recent financial 
statement lists assets at $3,579,883.73 liabilities at 
$3,579,883.73 for all developments. 

All developments of the Authority are formally inspected 
every six months by staff and once a year by members of 
the Authority. The Authority is especially grateful to the 
Chelmsford Garden Clubs for their assistance in the 
beautification of the developments every year. 

Members of the staff include Helen Cantara, Senior 
Clerk; John Lovett, Maintenance Mechanic; Richard 
O'Neil, Maintenance Laborer and Lisa Shanahan, Ex- 
ecutive Director. 

Regular meetings are held at McFarlin Manor, 10 
Wilson Street at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each 
month. The Annual Meeting is the first Tuesday in May. 
All meetings are open to the public. We would like to thank 
the residents of Chelmsford and the Town Officials for 
their continued support and cooperation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ruth K. Delaney, Chairman 

Robert L. Hughes, Vice Chairman 

William P. Keohane, Treasurer 

Claude A. Harvey, Assistant Treasurer 

Pamela Turnbull, Member 



PARK DEPARTMENT 



The Park Commissioners elected Robert Wetmore, 
Chairman, at their annual organizational meeting. Mary 
Bennett was elected Park Commissioner at the annual 
election, replacing Arthur Bennett who retired after 
many years as a Commissioner. 

The Commissioners want to thank Mr. Bennett for 
many successful years and accomplishments as a Park 
Commissioner. 

The department continued with their maintenance 
program, up-grading areas whenever possible. We pur- 
chased a tractor mower as voted at Town Meeting. 

We thank all the departments for their continued 
assistance as well as the garden clubs and citizens of 
Chelmsford. 

Looking forward to another successful year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert W. Wetmore, Chairman 

Eileen M. Duffy 

Donald P. Gray, Superintendent 



PLANNING BOARD 



1984 
Henrick R. Johnson, Jr., Chairman 
John F. McCarthy, Vice Chairman 
Rosalind M. Boyle, Clerk 
Ann H. McCarthy 
Eugene E. Gilct 
Charles A. Parlee 
Thomas E. Firth, Jr. 
Recording Clerk, Kris Gleason 

The Chelmsford Planning Board began the year by 
reorganizing the Board and reappointed Mr. Henrick R. 
Johnson, Jr. as Chairman, Mr. John F. McCarthy as Vice 
Chairman and Mrs. Rosalind M. Boyle as Clerk. Mr. 
Eugene E. Gilet is the representative to the Northern 
Middlesex Area Commission. 

After conducting public hearings, the Planning Board 
approved 17 subdivisions in Town under the Subdivision 
Control Law. The Board also granted 29 final approvals 
under Subdivision Law Not Required. 

A tremendous amount of the Board's time this year was 
devoted to reviewing site plans for new buildings and ad- 
ditions to existing buildings, subject to review and ap- 
proval by the Planning Board. Thirteen site plans were 
approved; a majority of which were for office build- 
ings/research and development. The locations for these 
developments were: Mill Road, Billerica Road, Alpha 



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Road, Riverneck Road, Quorum Way, Princeton Blvd., 
Hunt Road, Chelmsford Street and Omni Way. Two new 
multi-family condominium complexes were approved. 
One of the complexes is off of Route 3 and Groton Road 
and the other is off Kennedy Drive. 

At the Annual Town Meeting of 1984, the Planning 
Board sponsored zoning articles that were approved, and 
have changed the site plan approval procedure. All site 
plans must now have a public hearing. In addition, any 
proposed building over 10,000 square feet is considered a 
major business complex. For approval of these site plans 
and major business complexes, a special permit must be 
granted by the Planning Board and includes a 20 day ap- 
peal period. 

Northern Middlesex Area Commission completed their 
Phase I of a traffic analysis for the Planning Board. 

The Town now has a full time engineer, James Pear- 
son, who was hired by the Town in September. Jim works 
with the Planning Board members and other Board 
members and will be a great asset to the Town. 

After considerable discussion among the members of 
the Planning Board, the Board organized a Master Plan 
Advisory Committee. Mr. John F. McCarthy is the chair- 
man of the committee. Other members of the committee 
includes members from other Town Boards and citizens 
from the community. The Planning Board sponsored an 
article to raise funds for this Master Plan at the special 
Town Meeting in November and it was approved. The 
committee interviewed several firms and then chose 
Weston & Sampson to do a comprehensive study of the 
Town for the Master Plan. The Master Plan is scheduled 
to be completed in the fall of 1985. The Board feels this 
will show them the direction and impact of the industrial 
and residential growth for the future of Chelmsford. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Henrick R. Johnson, Jr. 
Chairman 



CHELMSFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Adams Library, Boston Road, Chelmsford Center 

Anna C. MacKay Memorial Branch Library 
Newfield Street, North Chelmsford 

Library Trustees 

Janet Hendl, Chairperson 
Roger Welch, Vice-Chairperson 
Elizabeth McCarthy, Treasurer 
Lorraine Lambert, Secretary 
Susan B. Cantin 
Brenda McDermott 

During 1984, several of the services diminished by Prop. 
2!/£ were expanded due to savings of salary and labor 
generated by the automated circulation system. The library 
went "on-line" March 19, as scheduled and officially in- 
troduced the automated circulation system to the public 
with a gala open house on April 1 . Services restored or add- 
ed with no additional funds from the town include the re- 
shelving of the genealogy and local history collections on 
the second floor, Fine Arts area with full staff coverage; 
the opening of MacKay Branch on Wednesday's 1-8 and 
Adams Library Mondays 1-9 and the establishing of an 
additional position, Acquisitions Specialist, responsible for 
ordering all library materials. 

Major changes occurred on the staff as well as on the 
Board of Trustees this year. Two long-time staff members 
retired, Bea Beaubien, Children's Department Head and 
Goldie Creamer, MacKay Branch Department Head. Be- 
tween them they had accumulated 41 years of dedicated 
and productive service to the library. After almost 25 years 
of exemplary service on the Board of Trustees, Dr. Howard 
Moore decided not to run again. Newly-elected to the 
Board in 1984 was Lorraine Lambert. Susan B. Cantin 
was appointed to fill out the term left vacant by the depar- 
ture of trustee Jim Cooper. 

The Friends of the Library, funded by their successful 
Annual Book Sale, contributed typewriters for public use, 
additional seating in the Children's House, additional 
casette shelving in Fine Arts, continuing education funds 
for library staff, a new gestetner duplicator and the ever 
popular museum passes. Thanks also to the Interfaith 
Association for contributing the proceeds of their annual 
Thanksgiving service to purchase books reflecting cultural 
differences and to Nashoba Technical High School students 
and teachers for redesigning all three circulation desks in 
preparation for the automated circulation system. A final 
thank you to the Chelmsford Cultural Council for awar- 
ding the library two grants totaling $825.00 to fund sum- 
mer programs for children and music programs. 

Plans for the future include the preparation for handi- 
capped access at all three library buildings. Increasing the 
size of the present library system to accommodate an ever- 
expanding library collection must be seriously considered 
as is the study of a theft detection system to cut down on 
the amount of missing books. 



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In conclusion I want to thank the trustees, Friends, staff, 
volunteers and community members who contribute so 
generously to the support of the Chelmsford Public 
Library. 

STATISTICAL REPORT 

Monies deposited with the Town Treasurer $24,328 
Circulation 230,479 

Employees (Full time) 10 

Employees (Part time) 23 

Department Heads: 

Reference: Nell Haederle & Priscilla Vaughn 
Children's: Bea Beaubien & Cheryl Zani 
MacKay Branch: Goldie Creamer 
Technical Services: Nancy Jo Brown 
Circulation: Linda Robinson 
Maintenance: Al Varoski 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Ann E. Gallmeyer 
Director 



BOARD OF REGISTRARS 



Judith A. Olsson 



Richard F. Bunt, Jr. 
Chairman 



Janet F. Bonica 



Mary E. St.Hilaire, 
Ex Officio 



Voting strength as of December 31. 1984 



PRECINCT 


REGISTERED 
VOTERS 


DEMOCRATS 


1 


1.746 


553 


2 


1.174 


478 


3 


2.142 


659 


4 


679 


316 


5 


2.188 


650 


6 


1,580 


573 


7 


1,256 


459 


8 


1,251 


387 


9 


1,151 


402 


10 


2,075 


633 


11 


1,164 


447 


12 


1,758 


596 


TOTALS 


18.164 


6.153 



REPUBLICANS 

391 
182 
310 
85 
390 
273 
196 
269 
141 
362 
205 
268 

3,073 



UNENROLLED 
VOTERS 

-802 

514 
1,173 

278 
1,148 

734 

601 

595 

608 
1,080 

512 

894 

8,939 



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SCHOOL COMMITTEE 




Nicholas G. Gavriel, Chairman 
Carl A. Olsson, Vice Chairman 
Samuel Poulten, Secretary 

Gina Signorello, Student Member 



Carol C. Cleven 
James B rough 



THE ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1984 



COMPARATIVE DATA 



Years 



1978-79 
1979-80 
1980-81 
1981-82 
1982-83 
1983-84 
1984-85 
Projected 1985-86 



Student 


Teaching Positions 


Administrative 


Enrollment 


(Including 


(Bldg. & Central 




Specialists) 


Office) 


8,390 


539 


41 


7,940 


526 


39 


7,477 


513 


39 


6,980 


390 


31 


6,512 


371 


30 


6,103 


371 


29 


5,839 


356 


28 


5,658 


348 


26 



Other 


Budget 


Personnel 




232 


13,270,419 


234 


14,435,848 


222 


15,496,000 


212 


14,543,772 


207 


15,050,709 


207 


15,798,307 


206 


16,716,207 


206 





During calendar year 1984, the State Legislature and 
Governor Dukakis were extremely busy contemplating 
the overhaul of education in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. House Bill 5000, 5704, 6262 or whatever 
it has become by this time has been a most controversial 
issue. The Department of Education is intent in the 
1986-1987 school year on implementing an educational 
assessment of all schools and school systems in the Com- 
monwealth. How much involvement and control should 
the Legislature and the Massachusetts Department of 
Education have over local control of education? The con- 
troversy goes on and hopefully public education will 
benefit from the final results. 



Meanwhile education in the classroom marches on. 
Calendars are established, programs planned and im- 
plemented, and we continue to graduate students who go 
into the workforce or college or both prepared for what 
faces them. Much of this success is due to the always 
dedicated professional and support staff and the citizenry 
who have backed the school department year after year. 

The Chelmsford School Department has had a busy 
year. It has, because of need, seen a day care and extend- 
ed day care program implemented successfully. Com- 
munity education has brought partnerships between 
education and business closer to reality. Cable T.V. has 



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been a vehicle for better informing the townspeople of 
how the town boards and town officials operate. Broad 
citizen knowledge is a key to the success of the democratic 
process. An educational foundation has been formed this 
past year to extend the partnerships desired. It has been a 
busy year indeed. 

The final test of a school department's success lies in 
the success of its students as perceived by the townspeople 
and hard data such as test results; local, state and na- 
tional competition; and on formal and informal surveys. 
Based on these criteria, the Chelmsford School System 
has been successful. However, not willing to maintain the 
status quo, greater and more intelligent efforts will even 
enhance the reputation of an already fine school system. 
It is important that citizens participate actively in school 
issues and express their concerns to the School Committee 
in order to ensure that the best decisions possible are 
made for the education of the young people of 
Chelmsford. The school system welcomes suggestions 
from any and all individuals. 

The budget format analyzes the proposed school 
budget in three different ways: 

1. Line items (salaries, texts, supplies, utilities, trans- 
portation, etc.) 

2. Program areas (English, Math, Reading. Science, 
Special Ed., etc.) 

3. Cost centers (Byam, Harrington, Parker, South 
Row, Westlands, Junior High School, and High 
School) 

The format is part of a continuing process by which 
Chelmsford school programs are developed, im- 
plemented, funded and evaluated. This budget format 
serves to focus the committee's attention on both effective 
and weak programs, enabling the committee to monitor 
spending rates and levels of program achievement. By 
studying implementation of the budget throughout the 
year, the committee is able to ascertain the programs that 
need greater or less financial support and to identify the 
factors that guide the budget. 

The School Committee believes that the budget con- 
tained in this Annual Town Report lives up to the town's 
educational expectations. The budget process, over the 
last several years, has produced a tighter, more efficiently 
managed budget. The committee feels that the overall 
condition of the school system remains strong. Where an 
orderly contraction of the system appears advisable, the 
Committee will consider its implementation. 

The following reports written by school personnel will 
provide you with a sampling of the accomplishments of 
our young people as well as a better understanding of the 
learning environment and the practical experiences pre- 
sent in our schools today. 



FROM THE 
DEPARTMENT HEAD OF ART 

Art is an essential ingredient in the development of the 
child. It provides opportunities and nurtures the develop- 
ment of motor skills, hand-eye coordination, observational 
skills, self- awareness, self-expression, social skills, as well 
as an aesthetic awareness. In addition, art is the only area 
in which creative problem-solving is an integral part of the 
curriculum from elementary through high school. 

At the primary level, the student is introduced to the 
simplest of media and concepts. The focus is on recogni- 
tion and awareness of color, shape, line, space and pat- 
tern. Personal instruction is given to develop manipulative 
and coordinative skills. These skills are often integrated 
with other areas of curriculum. Self- awareness is also en- 
couraged. 

In the upper elementary grades, the range and complex- 
ity of skills and concepts expand. Problem -solving assign- 
ments are introduced, requiring students to apply learned 
skills and concepts concerning color relationships, positive 
and negative shapes, line relationships, perspective, designs 
and artistic styles. Self-expression is encouraged. 

In the Junior High Art Program, the instruction becomes 
more concentrated. Classes meet daily for one quarter, in- 
stead of once a week. The student is introduced and in- 
structed on application of concepts to the various 
disciplines of art such as painting, drawing, print-making, 
sculpture, pottery and crafts. Self-expression continues to 
be encouraged. 

The High School Art Program continues to provide a 
means for personal development of the child, as well as 
specialized instruction and preparation for the artistic stu- 
dent. For the first year, art instruction is given through 
four major disciplines: drawing, painting, ceramics/sculp- 
ture, and crafts. Instruction on concepts and techniques, 
and problem -solving assignments are given. The second 
year course allows the student to select more specialized 
areas of study. During the third and fourth year, the stu- 
dent continues to refine skills and techniques, expand 
knowledge of concepts, and has the opportunity to prepare 
a portfolio which represents his or her abilities. 

All high school students have the opportunity to have 
their work displayed in the student gallery in the high 
school library and at the Parker Gallery, and to compete 
on local, regional, state and national levels through various 
competitions such as the Scholastic Art Awards and Con- 
gressional Art Competition. Chelmsford High School had 
the most individual winners of any school in the district 
for both of these prestigious competitions. All students also 
receive education on careers in art. 



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FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD 
OF BUSINESS EDUCATION 



FROM THE DIRECTOR OF 
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS 



The Business Department has been fortunate this school 
year to receive funds from the School Department and from 
Xerox Corporation. The department has also received 
Federal Grants which will be used for numerous new pieces 
of equipment. The Business Department has recently pur- 
chased three new Wang processors, three additional Ap- 
ple computers and various software for these computers. 
Also, the department has 25 new Xerox memory-writers 
and 18 new IBM wheelwriters. As a result of the new equip- 
ment, new courses will be offered in the future. 



FROM THE DIRECTOR OF CHAPTER I 

In 1965, the Elementary and Secondary Art (ESEA) was 
passed by the United States Congress in order to assist local 
schools overcome educational deprivation. At that time, 
the program was called Title I. In 1982, the name was 
changed to Chapter I. Under the law, the federal govern- 
ment appropriates money annually to school districts 
throughout the nation. The funds received by each com- 
munity are determined by the government. Unfortunate- 
ly, the funds have been declining and staff members have 
been reduced. 

Project proposals are written by the director, Beverly J. 
Hedison, and sent to the State Department of Education 
to be initiated in each area as a compensatory educational 
program. 

Title I began in 1975 as a summer program in Chelms- 
ford. It then was extended to the regular school year under 
the capable supervision of Norma E. Simard. 

The children are instructed in reading and mathematics 
at the Westlands and Parker Schools. Westlands' pupils 
have the opportunity to be part of the CAI (Computer 
Assisted Instruction) Program. The use of this added tool 
of learning has proven to be very popular and has pro- 
duced excellent results. 

A child's participation in this project does not mean that 
a student is not capable, but only that he/she is not, for 
one reason or another, working to his or her potential. In- 
struction in the past has proven beneficial in mathemtics 
and reading, as well as in improving the child's self-image. 
With the combined efforts of the teaching staff, ad- 
ministration and interested parents, we are preparing the 
whole child for the future as well as the present. 



Community Education in Chelmsford is now almost two 
years old. Townspeople have seen expanded adult educa- 
tion offerings and college credit programs introduced at 
Chelmsford High School through both Northeastern 
University and the Community College system. Chelmsford 
is recognized as having the largest evening program in the 



The Office of Community Education this year has in- 
troduced several childcare programs. A Preschool Program 
for students ages three and four is offered at Chelmsford 
High School from 9:30-12:00. A full day Kindergarten/ 
Childcare Program is available and an Extended Day Pro- 
gram for students K-8 is held on school days from 7:00 
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This program is available on a one to 
five day basis before and/or after school. 

Last summer the Office of Community Education 
worked in cooperation with Wang to offer a Summer Camp 
for school aged children. Planned activities, field trips, and 
days at the Wang Country Club were offered for seven 
weeks from 7:00 a.m. -5:30 p.m. One hundred seats were 
available to children of Chelmsford residents who were not 
employees of Wang. 

Three other programs were offered this past summer, 
a four week elementary summer school, five weeks of secon- 
dary summer school and three two week sessions of Apple 
Computer Camp. 

Another project that is being worked on through the Of- 
fice of Community Education is the development of the 
Chelmsford Education Foundation. This is a new approach 
for receiving charitable donations for supplemental fun- 
ding of school activities. The Foundation is pleased to have 
Congressman Chester Atkins serving as Chairman of the 
Incorporators. 

Other areas of growth we are experiencing are in the 
number of tuition students making application to attend 
our schools and the number of requests to use our building 
facilities. 

The Office of Community Education has received a 
great deal of positive public response and inquiries regar- 
ding our programs have come from numerous other com- 
munities. 

Besides offering expanded programs and increasing 
public relations, Community Education Programs were 
able to reduce the 1984-1985 school budget by $16,525.00. 

The Office of Community Education is tremendously 
pleased with our success and the support we have received 
from both Town Officials and the residents of The Town 
of Chelmsford. 



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FROM THE DIRECTOR OF 
COMMUNITY TELEVISION SERVICES 

Cable 43 has enjoyed a very successful 1984. Thanks to 
the addition of a full time television assistant, the average 
number of hours of programs telecast each week has in- 
creased from eighteen t,o twenty-two. The most notable ad- 
dition to Cable 43's programming has been a regular sports 
telecast each Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. Residents can 
watch exciting CHS football, wrestling, basketball and 



Other programming highlights from 1984 include our 
first ever election night telecast to cover the local 
Chelmsford elections. The evening was quite exciting with 
results being telecast as soon as they came into the Town 
Clerk's office. Some of the successful candidates were even 
sworn in on the air! In November, the Cultural Council 
sponsored a telethon on Cable 43 to raise money for a piano 
and furnishings for the Old Town Hall Cultural Center. 
Many town groups, such as the Chelmsford Choral Socie- 
ty, the Merrimack Valley Chorale, the Alpine Squares, and 
the Chelmsford Art Society donated their talents. After 
twelve straight hours of entertainment, over S3. 500 was 
raised. In November, the League of Women Voters com- 
bined forces with Cable 43 to telecast forums for the can- 
didates for U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, State 
Representative, and the sewer proposition. 

Cable 43's regular programming continued throughout 
the year. These programs include: 

Young at Heart — a magazine format show produced by 
senior citizens 



The Lion's Tale 
students 



produced by CHS TV production 



Story Time- 
their talents 



a showcase of elementary students and 



Trivia Time — a trivia game show 

Fun & Fitness Time — exercise for young children 

Energize through Exercise — aerobics 

Easy Does It — exercise for senior citizens 

Crafting — a half hour show demonstrating how to do 
various crafts 

Of course, all of the Selectmen's and School Commit- 
tee's meetings were telecast live, as were the town meetings. 

To address the problem of funding, the Cable 43 Educa- 
tional Foundation, Inc. was created. Former Selectman 
Brad Emerson was named president of the Board of Direc- 
tors. In May, the Foundation held a party for the first an- 
niversary of Cable 43. Over 100 town residents attended 
the celebration. Persons interested in becoming a member 



of the Foundation may do so by writing to: 

Cable 43 Educational Foundation, Inc. 
One Village Square 
Chelmsford, Mass. 01824 

Membership fees are: $10 — Individual 
$25 -Family 
$100 — Corporate 
$5 — Student 

The future for Cable 43 looks bright. A telethon is be- 
ing planned for May to raise money for the Cable 43 Foun- 
dation. New programs contemplated for the year include 
financial planning, cooking, profiles of Chelmsford 
businesses, and profiles of Chelmsford schools. 



FROM THE DIRECTOR OF 
DATA PROCESSING 

Chelmsford Schools has had an in-house business com- 
puter installed for over three years. During this tenure of 
computer capability, the administrative arm has auto- 
mated all major student and business reporting applica- 
tions. Detailed and historically accurate reports can now 
be generated for students, accounting, personnel, census, 
scheduling, and other subsidiary data bases. 

The proliferation of microcomputers has continued in 
the school administrative and academic units. Many ap- 
plications specific to education have been developed at the 
various schools. This includes applications such as hard- 
ware and software inventory, item analysis, teacher atten- 
dance and scheduling, library circulation and overdue 
books, special student tracking, post graduate tracking, 
and immunization tracking. 

The most popular microcomputer applications are still 
word processing and electronic spreadsheet. A data base 
package is becoming a very important and popular tool 
in creating reports with specific and unique requirements. 
Microcomputer to mainframe interface continues to be one 
of the more important obstacles to computer resources 
management. We have been able to provide file transfer 
capabilities between micro and mainframe. Better com- 
munications packages are becoming more prevalent and 
offer hope for a better solution to this problem. 

A Digital VAX 750 computer has been purchased with 
a fifty percent Digital matching contribution. The VAX 
mainframe, installed at the central computer facility at 
the Parker School, gives the academic unit the capability 
of a central lab facility with up to 16 ports at the high 
school. In addition, school administration and town 
departments have the benefit of faster and more accurate 
information retrieval. This capability also gives the 
students, teachers, staff, and town departments many 
sophisticated business computer tools. Some of these tools 
are higher level languages on state-of-the-art equipment; 
software to develop instructional packages; a true relational 
data base system; capability to service more users; better 
tracking of records, trends and needs; sharing and creating 



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of data among town departments; and an excellent word 
processing package. 

The hardware configuration, for the technically 
oriented, is as follows: 4 megabytes of memory, 456 
megabytes of disk storage, 24 ports, 16 CRT terminals, 
4 hardcopy terminals, statistical multiplexers, 9600 and 
2400 baud modems. 

Due to the divestiture of AT&T in 1984, the schools have 
passed through the most tumultuous year from the tele- 
communications perspective. Our elecronic spreadsheet 
capability on computers has been helpful in tracking 
monthly and year-to-date costs for local toll charges, long 
distance toll charges, trunk line costs, equipment charges, 
wiring charges, etc. These figures indicate steadily rising 
telecommunication charges in the future. Since most of 
the telephone equipment at the schools is outmoded, the 
future telecommunications issue is being investigated. 
Some school related unresolved post divestiture issues are 
lease rate hikes and firm purchase prices for embedded 
equipment. So far AT&T has spent $1.1 billion on 
divestiture. Unfortunately, the spending is not over by a 
long shot. Who will pay the bill for the increases in com- 
munications costs as a result of divestiture? 

Future projects will be geared to controlling and 
monitoring of buildings and resources via computer energy 
management systems; studying the use of cable television 
facilities for computer and voice communications; suppor- 
ting the existing business applications in the Town and the 
schools; and developing a plotting and graphing capabili- 
ty for business applications. 

FROM THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE 
DEPARTMENT HEAD 

The foreign language department continued to be a vital 
component of the educational programs at McCarthy 
Junior High and C.H.S. During the 1984-85 school year 
we introduced a new text series in Spanish. The text is 
based on an approach which stresses the function of 
language in communication. With the ever-growing em- 
phasis on proficiency, we expect this text to be a valuable 
tool in helping our students achieve more proficiency in 
Spanish. At the junior high, besides Spanish and French, 
we offered a semester exploratory language course and Ger- 
man. Over 45 % of the junior high student population was 
involved in a language course. At C.H.S. , in addition to 
Spanish, French and Latin, we were pleased to have had 
two sections of German I, as well. We are hopeful that 
our German program will continue to grow, especially now 
that it is being offered at the junior high. Although there 
was not sufficient enrollment to offer Russian, it will be 
offered again for the 1985-86 school year. Italian was also 
added to the foreign language curriculum for 1985-86, and 
it should be quite popular based on the great interest in 
our new exchange program with Italy. 

Students and staff were also very involved in activities 
outside the classroom. Two groups of students traveled to 
France and one to Venezuela as part of our exchange pro- 



grams with those countries. Our French and Spanish Honor 
Societies held their annual induction ceremonies in the 
spring to recognize student language and overall academic 
achievement. The foreign language club met on a regular 
basis and had several group activities such as a trip to 
Boston and an international dinner at Christmas. 

The foreign language department continues to try to 
meet the needs and interests of students in Chelmsford, 
and we hope, despite declining enrollments, to maintain 
and even increase the percentage of students involved in 
foreign language. 

FROM THE RESOURCE INSTRUCTOR 
FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED 

The Enrichment Program of Chelmsford (EPOCH) is 
now in the third year. It is a program of extended enrich- 
ment and is designed to enhance the curriculum taking 
place in the classroom. 

EPOCH at the elementary level provides training in pro- 
cess skills which the students can apply to classroom work 
as well as to their everyday lives. A math strand provides 
extended enrichment for sixth grade students who have 
demonstrated high ability in math. The resource instruc- 
tor is to assist primary grade teachers and students by pro- 
viding resource materials and by teaching specific skills to 
high ability students to differentiate the curriculum. 

EPOCH at the junior high level is for those students 
capable of going beyond present classroom enrichment and 
who are capable of using high level thinking skills. The 
students are challenged to extend themselves academical- 
ly and are encouraged to use their gifts and talents to reach 
complex levels of thinking, expression, and creativity while 
learning a regular classroom environment. 

A series of workshops, Teaching and Parenting Gifted 
and Talented Children, will be offered again this year. This 
series is funded through the Commonwealth In-service In- 
stitute and is the third year that Chelmsford has been a 
recipient of a grant. 

FROM THE HOME ECONOMICS 
DEPARTMENT HEAD 

The Home Economics Department offers a wide range 
of courses which are designed to meet the needs and in- 
terests of the students for their present and future daily 
living needs. 

The curriculum begins at the seventh grade level in a 
ten week co-educational course and continues with an ex- 
panded ten weeks in the eighth grade. 

The high school Home Economics Department offers a 
wide range of courses from our popular Chefs classes to 
the new Child Development curriculum which includes 
working in the Pre-School Center. 



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The Home Economics teachers continue to attend work- 
shops, in-service programs and courses offered through 
area colleges. Curriculum in the Home Economics area is 
constantly being revised and updated in order to keep 
abreast of the many current methods and products in the 
field. For example, our new computer and its variety of 
software for nutrition and child development has been a 
new state of the art learning tool added in the department 
this year. 

FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD 
OF INDUSTRIAL ARTS 

The Industrial Arts Department during 1984 was begin- 
ning a transition period to better serve the students at 
Chelmsford High School. Courses were reviewed and up- 
dated to encompass modern technology. The drawing 
department added a CAD system and a new semester 
course, "General Drafting." Electronics updated its testing 
equipment with generous donations from Computervision 
and revised its course content to include more digital elec- 
tronics for the "computer age." Our woodworking depart- 
ment added a panel saw to increase safety for the students 
while cutting large pieces of sheet stock. 

Plans for next year are to continue to provide quality 
instruction to meet the needs of our students. One new 
course will be added to the curriculum, titled "Indepen- 
dent Living." This course will be a team effort with the 
Industrial Arts, Home Economics and Business Depart- 
ments. It will provide students with the necessary practical 
skills to function as a part of our society. 

In 1984, our department was honored to have one of 
us nominated for "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" by 
the Massachusetts Industrial Educators' Society. Barry Bell 
was nominated by a group of his peers for the 1983-84 
school year for his eighteen years of service to Industrial 
Arts Education and to his students. This was a most fit- 
ting tribute to an outstanding educator in our town. 

FROM THE SUPERVISOR OF 
INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA 

In the elementary school libraries, students are always 
encouraged to exercise their reading skills by selecting from 
a wide variety of materials. Story hours were used to ex- 
pand their acquaintance with the wide range of materials 
available and to enhance their listening skills. A number 
of story hours conducted by the library assistants were 
taped for Cable 43. A total of 82,314 books were circulated 
during the school year. Many research projects were done 
in each of the five libraries. 

One of the elementary libraries' instructional program's 
goals is to strengthen reference skills and coordinate these 
skills with class assignments. All sixth grade students were 
given the SRA achievement test early in the school year. 
The average performance in the reference skills section was 
at the eighth grade, first month level. 



Each year one elementary school library is involved in 
an extensive inventory of its holdings; the Wesdands School 
was the scene of this activity during the school year, and 
an emphasis was placed on book repair and weeding of 
the collection. 

A series of four workshops was held for all the elemen- 
tary library assistants. Their goals were to develop the 
Aides' professional abilities and growth, improve instruc- 
tion, facilitate communication in general, and to support 
the goals and objectives of the Chelmsford School 
Department. 

The McCarthy Junior High School Library enjoyed a 
very successful year; there was a circulation of 14,581 books 
(which includes encyclopedias, paperbacks, magazines and 
newspapers). Approximately 80% of this circulation in- 
volved paperback books which are extremely popular for 
recreational reading. 

Class visits scheduled by teachers increased by 6% over 
the previous year; there was a total of 371 visits during the 
school year. Some of these visits were to enable students 
to select a book for book report; other groups used the 
reference/non-fiction collection for curriculum-related 
projects. Research skills were taught or reviewed as need- 
ed on an individual or small group basis by the librarian. 
Appropriate reference books other than general encyclo- 
pedias were made available and instruction given the 
students as to how to use them. Teachers found the library 
to be an extremely useful source of research materials for 
their students' reports and projects. Special Education 
students came to borrow books or to browse. All seventh 
grade students were given an orientation tour of the library 
in September. 

The Library staff, consisting of one full-time librarian 
and a part-time aide, could not have accomplished the 
necessary clerical work involved in maintaining two 
separate library rooms without the twenty-eight student 
volunteers. Trained and supervised by the staff, these 
students worked at the circulation desk, checked in 
magazines, wrote hundreds of overdue book notices, did 
simple filing, and shelved paperbacks. Two volunteer 
mothers did the hardcover shelving, kept the periodicals 
collection in good order, and assisted in mending books. 

During the spring, materials were developed for the 
classroom teachers to use in preparing their students for 
library visitations involving the use of the reference and 
periodicals collections. The first unit was on how to use 
READERS GUIDE TO PERIODICAL LITERATURE. 

The demand for services and materials stayed at a high 
level in the High School Library. In addition to steady in- 
dividual attendance, an average of five classes a day were 
scheduled for time for library research. These classes took 
full advantage of multimedia materials including the 
reference and circulating book collections. The periodical 
and microfilm holdings were also heavily used by these 
classes. 



83 



Ninth grade orientation tours were held early on in the 
school year, and instruction for all grade levels were pro- 
vided on a regular basis. Instructional materials kits in the 
use of the card catalog and READERS GUIDE were 
developed and made available for teachers to use in their 
classrooms in preparing their students prior to scheduled 
library research projects. 

The Data Processing Department wrote a computer pro- 
gram for the Library's circulation department which was 
implemented in September, 1983. A significant improve- 
ment in the control and efficiency of circulation resulted. 
Circulation climbed to 12,605, a 25% increase over the 
preceeding year. 

During the academic year 1,100 books were added, 
bringing the book collection to a total of 34,050 volumes. 
The audio visual collection numbers approximately 4,044 
titles. A comprehensive inventory of the print and non- 
print collections was completed by the end of the summer: 
the loss rate remained below national percentages of typical 
loss rates for all types of libraries. 

Service study students played an active part in the library 
program, gaining useful experience by working on a variety 
of projects and interacting with teachers and students, 
while providing great assistance to the library staff. The 
Library was proud to give special recognition to an out- 
standing member of the Assistants' at the Senior Academic 
Awards Night. 

Working with students and faculty, the graphic artist 
provided a variety of services for the school system. 
Graphics and overhead transparencies were created for the 
School and Finance Committee meetings and for Cable 43. 
Slide-tape programs, audio tapes, transparencies, photo- 
graphic materials and other teaching aides were produced 
upon request for faculty and students. 

A one semester course in Graphic Design, which has 
been well received, was offered through the Career Ex- 
ploration Program. 

As in past years, the repair technician effected repairs 
on all types of audio visual equipment. With the help of 
two student assistants, all equipment system-wide was 
repaired and cleaned during the summer months. The in- 
tercom system in each school was checked to be sure it was 
in good operating condition. At the end of the summer 
the computer print-out for each school was brought up- 
to-date. This print-out lists the equipment by category and 
the number of items in each; it also lists the serial number 
for each piece of equipment. Each building principal was 
given the list of all equipment housed in his/her building. 

In addition to its routine duties of cataloging and pro- 
cessing all materials added to the collections during the 
school year and maintaining the central files, the catalog- 
ing office realized its goal of being able to produce a com- 
puterized print-out of all audio visual software in the school 
system. This is a classified list by Dewey number; it gives 
the title of each hem, type of format (16mm film, sound 



filmstrip, etc.) and location. Every school library has a copy 
for teacher and student use. This software catalog allows 
for efficient inter-library loan of software. 

The central collection of audio visual software housed 
in the Instructional Media Center in the High School was 
heavily used. This collection houses the 16mm films and 
video cassette collection owned by the school system, as well 
as a large collection of all other types of software which 
are shared system-wide. Upon request of teachers in the 
various schools the distribution of this material is expedited 
by the courier. 



FROM THE 
SOCIAL STUDIES COORDINATOR 

Social studies in Chelmsford's elementary schools offers 
our students rich community, state, national, and global 
learning experiences. Children learn about Chelmsford 
history, geography, and economics; the transition of Stur- 
bridge from a farm to mill village and the crucial role of 
Chelmsford and Lowell in the American Industrial 
Revolution. 

Students study Native Americans of New England and 
the American West, later exploring a gold rush mining 
community in California. And they are introduced to nar- 
rative history through study of colonial and revolutionary 
America. 

In an ever more interdependent world, students also 
need to know, for example, about contemporary families 
in Japan, the U.S.S.R. and Ghana as well as about com- 
munities in Mexico and Canada. Area studies on Europe, 
the Middle East, China, and Africa complete the elemen- 
tary social studies program. 

The concept of family provides the central focus in 
grades one and two, while community concepts frame 
social studies in grades three and four. At all levels, 
students learn carefully selected map and globe skills. The 
emphasis is on "hands-on" participatory exploration 
through a variety of print, non-print, and manipulative 
materials. Summaries of Chelmsford's social studies pro- 
grams are available in the Adams and McKay Libraries. 

The strength of Chelmsford's elementary social studies 
program shows in high SRA scores, highly developed and 
tested knowledge of current events, outstanding History 
Day entrants some of which have achieved national rank- 
ing, and an 88% enrollment rate in high school social 
studies courses. Because of this student commitment to 
social studies, nurtured from strong elementary and junior 
high programs, Chelmsford High School can offer nine- 
teen social studies courses on four levels, including two in 
Advanced Placement and five on the Honors level. The 
Chelmsford social studies program remains dedicated to 
building strong citizenship skills for active participation 
in a democratic society. 



84 



FROM THE DIRECTOR OF GUIDANCE 

Following are pertinent facts and figures for the Class 
of 1984; also are Chelmsford High School and Nashoba 
Tech statistics for an overview of Chelmsford public 
school graduates: 



Number of graduates 
Four-year colleges 
Two-year colleges 
Other Post-Secondary 
Total Post-Secondary 
Employment 
Undecided 
Military 
Marriage 

Highlights: 



Eighty percent of the graduates will continue their 
education. This is an increase over last year's seventy- 
eight percent. 

Sixty-six percent will go on to four year schools. That is 
2 out of every 3 students going on to seek a Baccalaureate 
Degree! This is a significant increase over previous years. 

Thirty percent will attend Massachusetts State Colleges 
and Universities, the exact same as the previous year. 

98% of the top 20% of the graduates (112 students) 
will enter college in September. It was 100% last year. 

94% of the upper half will continue education. 

Math, science and computer science related careers 
continue to far out distance all other options. Following is 
a summary of career choices. 

274 The Professional Field. Medicine, Law, 

Teaching, Engineering, etc. 
146 Managers, Proprietors and Officials. 
Manage a business, own your own 
business, etc. 
57 Clerical, Secretarial, Office work 
24 Skilled Worker — Craftsman. A foreman 
with a trade. 
8 Semi-skilled worker. Truck driver, factory 

worker. 
Unskilled worker. Construction. 
41 Other not listed. 
6 Undecided 
4 A.F.S. 



1980 




1981 




1982 




1983 




1984 




630 




647 




611 




620 




560 




366 


58% 


391 


60% 


379 


62% 


384 


62% 


370 


66% 


55 


9% 


83 


13% 


89 


15% 


77 


13% 


61 


11% 


24 


4% 


16 


3% 


17 


3% 


20 


3% 


18 


3% 


445 


71% 


490 


76% 


485 


80% 


481 


78% 


449 


80% 


142 


22% 


146 


22% 


102 


16% 


105 


16% 


95 


17% 


25 


4% 


9 


2% 


10 


2% 


23 


4% 


6 


1% 


13 


2% 


2 




12 


2% 


9 


2% 


6 


1% 


5 


1% 






2 






A.F.S. 


4 


1% 



There were only 6 students who indicated "undecided" 
when asked about future plans. 

89 out of the 96 Advanced Placement exams written 
received "3's" or better. This is 93%, well above the na- 
tional average. Last year it was at the National Average 
of 82%. 



The breakdown was: 46 
26 
17 



3's 

4's 

perfect 5's 

89 



The drop out rate lowered to 2.6% from 3.2% the 
previous year. 

Well over 150 College and Business representatives 
visited the Career Center during the year. 

1773 transcripts were processed for the graduating 
class; 593 for past grads. 

The in-school job matching program continues to be a 
very important function of the Career Center. With the 
improved job-market this past year over 500 students 
were placed in various jobs throughout the Greater 
Lowell Area. The revenue generated by these part-time 
jobs plays in important part in the lives of our high school 
students, many of whom rely on their part-time job sav- 
ings to help finance college. 



560 Total 



85 



TOP 10% OF THE CLASS OF 1984 



1. 


Brandeis 


English 


2. 


Dartmouth 


Chem. Engineering 


3. 


Cornell 


Engineering 


4. 


Harvard 


Psychology 


5. 


College of Holy Cross 


Pre-Med 


6. 


Univ. of Pennsylvania 


Liberal Arts 


7. 


College of Holy Cross 


Chemistry 


8. 


Cornell 


English 


9. 


Tufts 


Chemistry 


10. 


Rensselaer Polytech 


Engineering 


11. 


Dartmouth 


Medicine 


12. 


Northeastern 


Computer Science 


13. 


Gordon College 


Foreign Languages 


14. 


Univ. of Vermont 


Engineering 


15. 


Fairfield Univ. 


Business 


16. 


Clarkson 


Mechanical Engineer 


18. 


R.I. School of Design 


Art 


19. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Electrical Engineer 


20. 


Syracuse 


Mechanical Engineering 


21. 


Univ. of Pennsylvania 


Engineering 


22. 


Dartmouth 


Engineering 


23. 


Univ. of Mass. 


Engineering 


24. 


Scan ford University 


Biology 


25. 


Providence College 


Mathematics 


26. 


Harvard 


Liberal Arts 


27. 


Boston College 


Liberal Arts 


28. 


Tufts 


Political Science 


29. 


Univ. of Mass. 


Mech. Engineering 


30. 


Univ. of New Hampshire 


Biology 


31. 


College of Holy Cross 


Mathematics 


32. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Engineering 


33. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Undecided 


34. 


Boston University 


Engineering 


35. 


Univ. of Michigan 


Undecided 


36. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Electrical Engineering 


37. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Business 


38. 


Univ. of Lowell 


English 


39. 


Univ. of New Hampshire 


Art 


40. 


Roger Williams 


Theater 


41. 


Clarkson 


Computer Science 


42. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Computer Science 


43. 


Univ. of New Hampshire 


Medical Technology 


44. 


College of Holy Cross 


Engineering 


45. 


R.I. School of Design 


Interior Design 


46. 


Boston University 


Pre- Law 


47. 


Renssalear Polytech 


Engineering 


48, 


Univ. of Vermont 


Nursing 


49. 


Univ. of New Hampshire 


Hotel Management 


50. 


Univ. of New Hampshire 


Communications 


51. 


St. Anselm's 


Nursing 


52. 


Trinity 


Undecided 


54. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Computer Science 


55. 


Univ. of Lowell 


Biology 


56. 


Rensselaer Polytech 


Engineering 


57. 


Syracuse 


Mech Engineering 


58. 


Polytech Institute of New York 


Aero Engineer 



TOP 10% 
COLLEGE CHOICE SUMMARY 

Boston College 1 

Boston University 2 

Brandeis 1 

Clarkson 2 

Cornell 2 

Dartmouth 3 

Fairfield 1 

Gordon 1 

Harvard 2 

Holy Cross, College of 4 

Lowell, University of 9 

Massachusetts, University of 2 

Michigan, University of 1 

New Hampshire, University of 5 

Northeastern 1 

Pennsylvania, University of 2 

Poly tech Institute of N . Y . 1 

Providence College 1 

Rensselaer Polytech Institute 3 

Rhode Island School of Design 2 

Roger Williams 1 

St. Anselms 1 

Stanford 1 

Syracuse 2 

Trinity 1 

Tufts 2 

Vermont, University of 2 

TOP 10% 
SUMMARY OF CAREER PLANS 

Art 2 

Biology 3 

Business Administration 2 

Chemistry 2 

Computer Science 4 

Communications 1 

Engineering 1 1 

Aero 1 

Chemical 1 

Mechanical 4 

Electrical 2 

English 3 

Foreign Language 1 

Hotel Management 1 

Interior Design 1 

Liberal Arts 3 

Math 2 

Medical Technology 1 

Nursing 2 

Political Science 1 

Pre- Law 1 

Pre-Med 2 

Psychology 1 

Theater 1 

Undeclared 3 



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ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING RESULTS 

(May 1984) 

Scores are reported on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being 
the highest. College credit is usually granted for 3, 4, and 
5; occasionally 2's receive limited recognition. 



Chelmsford High Scores: 

Subject 

American History 
Biology 
Chemistry 
Computer Science 
English Comp & Lit 
European History 
French Lang. 
Math — Calculus AB 
Math-Calculus BC 
Physics B 

Spanish Lang. 
TOTAL 



Score Range 
Low High 




1 


1 








I 



3 

2 

2 

2 

2 

8 1 

4 



2 11 
2 



13 

1 6 46 26 17 



5/5 

3/4 

4/5 

6/6 

20/21 

6/6 

15/16 

18/20 

8/8 

1/1 

3/4 
89/96 



100% 
75% 
80% 

100% 
95% 

100% 
94% 
90% 

100% 

100% 

75% 
93% 



3 - 

z- 
n 
n 

25 
11 
29 
8 
26 
49 
13 



45% 

36% 

2% 

55% 

72% 

75% 

62% 

41% 

62% 

A/P COURSE 

NOT OFFERED 

11 36% 

194 49% 



College Credit possible in 89 out of 96 or 93%. 

49% of all Advanced Placement students took the exam. 



ALL CHELMSFORD PUBLIC 

SECONDARY STUDENTS 

CHELMSFORD HIGH & NASHOBA TECH. 



Chelmsford High Seniors 
Nashoba Tech. (Chelmsford Srs.) 



PERCENTAGES 

Chelmsford High Seniors 
Nashoba Tech. (Chelmsford Srs.) 

COMBINED 76% 



Total Post- 


Total 


(Employment, 


Secondary 


Others 


military, etc.) 


449 


111 


560 


10 


36 


46 



459 



22% 



147 



20% 
78% 



606 



DROP OUT REPORT— JUNE 1984 



Class of 1984 Boys 
Class of 1984 Girls 



Class of 1985 Boys 
Class of 1985 Girls 



Class of 1986 Boys 
Class of 1986 Girls 



Class of 1987 Boys 
Class of 1987 Girls 



TOTAL STUDENTS 



Class of 1984 -Employment 
Voluntary 
Requested to Leave 



Class of 1985 — Employment 
Voluntary 
Requested to Leave 

Military 



Class of 1986 -Employment 
Voluntary 
Requested to Leave 



Class of 1987 - Employment 
Voluntary 
Requested to Leave 



267 


11 


DO. 




= 


256 


= 


4.1% 


305 


9 


D.O. 




= 


296 


= 


2.9 


572 


20 


DO. 




= 


552 


= 


3.4 


260 


9 


D.O. 




= 


251 


= 


3.4 


301 


9 


DO. 




= 


292 


= 


2.9 


561 


18 


D.O. 




= 


543 


= 


3.2 


264 


4 


D.O. 




= 


260 


= 


1.5 


270 


5 


D.O. 




= 


265 


= 


1.8 


534 


9 


D.O. 




= 


525 


= 


1.6 


284 


6 


D.O. 




= 


278 


= 


2.1 


317 


7 


D.O. 




= 


310 


= 


2.2 


601 


13 


D.O. 




= 


588 


= 


2.1 


268 


60 


D.O. 




= 


2208 


= 


2.6 




Boys 


Girls 












4 




3 












5 




6 












2 
11 




9 




= 20 








3 




2 












3 




7 












2 
















1 
















9 




9 




= 18 








2 

1 
1 




2 
2 
1 












4 




5 
3 




= 9 








3 




2 












2 




2 












6 




7 




= 13 
60 







87 



FROM THE COORDINATOR OF 
LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/BASIC SKILLS 

BASIC SKILLS 

Chelmsford's system-wide Basic Skills Program provides 
the framework for curriculum design, staff development, 
competency testing, and follow-up instructional programs 
in basic skills. A state mandate requires local districts to 
test for minimum competency at both elementary and sec- 
ondary levels. Chelmsford meets this requirement by testing 
for reading, writing, and mathematics in grades 3,5, and 
8 and for listening in grades 2, 4, and 7. A student who 
fails a test in grade 7 or 8 is required to take the test every 
year until he/she passes. The passing grade for competency 
tests in Chelmsford is higher than the passing grade in 85 
percent of the school districts in the state. 

During the past year, the Basic Skills Program has been 
expanded to include study skills in all subject areas. Time 
management, test preparation, note-taking methods, and 
mnemonics are examples of study skills that are now be- 
ing taught in a sequential program, grades 4 to 12. The 
Study Skills Program was developed by teachers, specialists, 
and administrators under the direction of the Coordinator 
of Language Arts/Reading/Basic Skills. 

As a participant in the Evaluation Institute sponsored 
jointly by the Department of Education and the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts, Chelmsford has developed an evalua- 
tion plan designed to determine the effectiveness of the 
Study Skills Program on an ongoing process. The evalua- 
tion process includes progress reports, questionnaires, and 
test results. 

LANGUAGE ARTS 

Chelmsford's writing program has received national 
recognition from the National Council of Teachers of 
English and has been adopted by many school systems 
throughout the country. It consists of word, sentence, and 
paragraph objectives for each grade, kindergarten to grade 
12. To monitor the progress of each student in writing, 
student folders containing selected writing samples are kept 
in grades 3 to 12. 

The High School's newsmagazine The Voice, has again 
been awarded first place and All-Columbian Honors for 
1983-84. The High School has also placed first in 
Massachusetts in the Language Arts Olympiad, a test of 
grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and reading comprehen- 
sion administered to ninth graders. To encourage students 
to read, the High School English Department has 
developed a summer reading list which is distributed to 
students at the end of the year. 

After field-testing various vocabulary programs last year, 
the Junior High School English Department has adopted 
a highly structured sequential vocabulary program for 
grades 7 and 8. In addition, the English Department has 
updated the spelling and grammar programs, using the 
Education by Objectives approach. The Repertory 
Theater's performance of The Great Mr. Poe, sponsored 
by the English Department, was subsidized in part by a 
grant from the Massachusetts Arts Council. 



To facilitate the teaching of language arts in areas other 
than English and reading. Junior and Senior High School 
teachers in all subject areas are combining their efforts to 
incorporate basic skills and study skills into their lessons. 
These measures will result in more consistency in teaching 
verbal skills at the secondary level. 

READING 

Chelmsford's curriculum guides for reading and listen- 
ing follow the same format as the curriculum guide for 
writing— presenting a sequence of objectives for each grade 
level. The specifications for reading and listening provided 
by the Massachusetts Department of Education were used 
as the basis for generating the objectives. The objectives 
are skill focused, making it possible for teachers in all sub- 
ject areas to reinforce each other's efforts in teaching 
reading and listening. 

The Basal Text Chart, a guide developed by elemen- 
tary teachers to assist in the selection of appropriate reading 
materials, indicates by grade level and ability group the 
basal texts that meet the required objectives. The chart 
ensures the consistent use of materials within a particular 
building and from building to building. It also eliminates 
the possibility of duplication of books for children who may 
be assigned to a different school at a future date. 

Last February, all elementary schools successfully par- 
ticipated in the March of Dimes Reading Olympics, a na- 
tional program to raise money for elimination of birth 
defects. The program calls for children to find sponsors 
for each book that they read. The March of Dimes Reading 
Olympics is endorsed by the International Reading Asso- 
ciation. 

The secondary reading program consists of three 
levels— -remedial, developmental, and enrichment. The 
courses meet the needs of the full range of student abilities. 
Each reading course is highly structured with required pre- 
and post-testing, proven management techniques, and 
specific objectives. Student progress is monitored through 
individual reading folders. Test results have shown that 
the secondary reading program has been extremely suc- 
cessful in helping students to overcome deficiencies in 
reading comprehension. 

Despite Proposition 2 V&, declining enrollment, increased 
class size, and limited resources, the Chelmsford School 
System continues to do an excellent job of providing 
students with varied opportunities to grow to the fullest 
of their potential as readers, writers, listeners, and 
speakers. To maintain the quality and high standard of 
education in Chelmsford, however, requires continued con- 
cern for, commitment to, and support of educational pro- 
grams that meet the needs and interests of all students. 



88 



FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD OF MUSIC 



FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL 



The Music Department strives to assist students in 
discovering and developing their musical talents for bet- 
ter understanding and enjoyment of all kinds of music. 

The Westlands School has four part-time music 
specialists, all other elementary schools have one music 
specialist each, who is responsible for all music education 
in the building except for the instruction on band and or- 
chestra instruments. Each elementary school has weekly 
lessons in music along with a performing choral group. All 
schools have recorder concerts. Some schools have guitar 
clubs and orff bands. 



1984 was an exciting and productive year for Chelmsford 
High School. Despite Orwellian predictions of mind- 
control and robot-like mentalities, individual and group 
accomplishments were unparalled. 

The Math Team continued its string of Merrimack 
Valley Championships and has yet to lose a meet in the 
league. The National Honor Society inducted 89 new 
members, and the ranks of the French and Spanish Honor 
Societies increased as well. The Class of 1984 graduated 
569 members and a total of $34,775 in scholarships were 
awarded to the seniors. 



Our curriculum guide is based on the conceptual ap- 
proach. We have a spiral curriculum that begins in kinder- 
garten and continues through junior high school. 

General music instruction in the junior high school is 
given to all seventh and eighth graders. General music in 
the seventh and eighth grades is basically designed for 
nonperforming students; for many, it is their last formal 
contact with music education. Choral groups are main- 
tained for all junior high students who wish to participate. 

Instrumental music in our schools provides an experience 
not found in other areas within the Music Department. 
Instruction in playing orchestral string instruments is of- 
fered starting in grade three, and in all band and orchestral 
instruments from grades four through twelve. Each par- 
ticipating student is offered one small group lesson each 
week. In addition, there is the opportunity to participate 
in small group and larger ensembles during and after 
school. The Byam and South Row Schools have select 
bands that meet once each week after school. The 
"Elementary Select Orchestra" is made up of the more ad- 
vanced orchestra students from all five elementary schools. 
They rehearse after school on Thursdays. The McCarthy 
Jr. High School bands meet after school on Wednesday. 
The High School Symphony Orchestra rehearses Monday 
evenings. The High School Jazz Band rehearses Wednes- 
day evenings. There are approximately 800 students par- 
ticipating in the instrumental program. 

Instrumental and choral ensembles perform in school 
and community concerts and programs throughout the 
school year. Junior high and high school students perform 
in Northeast District and state festivals and competitions. 

The Chelmsford Friends of Music, a parental support 
group, has continued to show their ever-increasing sup- 
port to the total music department. Their private lesson 
program has increased to 150 participating students, and 
their scholarship program includes private lesson grants, 
summer camp and college scholarships. Students in all 
seven schools are eligible for these scholarships. 



Culturally, the high school was very active as the Band, 
Orchestra and Chorus participated in an exchange with 
a high school from Scarborough, Ontario. The Drama 
Club and Music Department produced its annual hit 
musical, Annie. The Debate Team entered its first state 
tournament and won first place in the Novice Class. 

The school newspaper. The Voice, won first prize for 
the third year in a row in the Columbia Scholastic Press 
Association Competition, while the 1984 yearbook, The 
Lion, won second prize from the American Scholastic Press 
Association. The Art Department continued to showcase 
its talents as the students won numerous Gold Keys and 
ribbons in the Boston Globe Art Contest and won a special 
citation for superior work in the 57th National High School 
Art Exhibition. 

Chelmsford High School students continued to work for 
World harmony as they hosted an AFS student from 
Tunisia and an AIFS student from Japan. Also, 
Chelmsford High School students went abroad in summer 
programs in Chile, Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina, Ger- 
many, and Belgium. In addition, four students are cur- 
rently spending a year in Italy, Israel, Sweden, and 
Portugal. The School Exchange Service Program was ex- 
panded to include not only Venezuela and France, but also 
Italy and Great Britain. 

In order to raise money for the Town of Chelmsford 
Scholarship Fund, the high school faculty produced a hit 
play, You Can't Take It With You. It was their 9th such 
production. 

Chelmsford High School athletic teams were victorious 
in all seasons. The Girls' Softball Team and the Boys Cross 
Country Team won the Merrimack Valley Championship. 
The Boy's Track Team were Class A State champs. The 
Wrestling Team won the North Sectionals; and the Girls' 
Basketball Team, the Girls' Track Team and the Boys' 
Swim Team won Merrimack Valley Conference champion- 
ships. For the second consecutive year Chelmsford High 
School was awarded the coveted Dalton Trophy, symbolic 
of athletic excellence in the State. 



In a moving ceremony on thanksgiving morning, flag- 
poles and plaques were dedicated to Mr. Joseph Nolan, 
a long-time teacher and coach at Chelmsford High School; 



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to Olive Littlehale, a former music teacher in the school 
system, and to Christopher Currie, a member of the Class 
of 1977 killed in a plane crash. The poles and plaques were 
donated by the Chelmsford Lodge of Elks, the Olive Little- 
hale Estate, and by Dr. and Mrs. Rodger Currie. 

As in past years, Chelmsford High School students con- 
tinued to show their humanitarian side by contributing 
over 200 pints of blood in the Annual Bloodmobile. This 
brings the total donated to over 2,000 pints since the new 
high school opened. 

FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR OF 
SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Since September, 1974, the Special Education Depart- 
ment has implemented Chapter 766, The Massachusetts 
Comprehensive Special Education Law of 1972. In 
September 1978, P.L. 94-142, the Education of the Handi- 
capped Children Act became effective. Both laws entitle 
special needs students the right to a free and appropriate 
education. Students, ages three through twenty-one years, 
who have not received a high school diploma or its 
equivalent, and who have been determined by the Evalua- 
tion Team to have a special need, are eligible for special 
education services. 

The Chelmsford Special Education Department began 
the September, 1984, school year with 615 students 
registered to receive special education services which is 10.5 
percent of Chelmsford's total school enrollment. 

Chelmsford has a comprehensive program to serve the 
special needs children in our community. To develop and 
implement individualized educational plans, Chelmsford 
employs a staff of specialists in learning disabilities, speech 
pathology, adaptive physical education, occupational 
therapy, visual impairment, hearing impairment, psycho- 
logical services, social services, and vocational services. For 
students who require more comprehensive educational pro- 
grams, there are twelve resource classes staffed by special 
education teachers who are assisted by instructional aides. 
Private day and residential schools provide for students 
with severe learning and/or emotional needs. 

The Special Education Department has begun to place 
computers in selected programs for student and teacher 
use. By the end of the 1985-1986 school year it is an- 
ticipated that all special education personnel will have 
computers available to them. 

In commemoration of the Tenth Anniversary of Chapter 
766, the Special Education Department has planned a 
number of activities to acknowledge the accomplishments 
within Chapter 766. 

In order to assess the effectiveness of the Special Educa- 
tion Programs, the 766 Administrative Staff has written 
a grant, approved by the Department of Education, to con- 
duct a Program Evaluation. This evaluation is expected 
to be completed by May, 1985. 



The Merrimack Special Education Collaborative, in 
which Chelmsford participates, continues to provide ef- 
fective and cost-efficient programs for children with low- 
incidence disabilities. Classes, held in Dracut and 
Tewksbury, service the needs of children from Chelmsford, 
Billerica, Dracut, Tewksbury and Westford. 

For the current school year, the Chelmsford Special 
Education Department has a budget of $1,767,774.00. In 
addition, the town will receive $209,480.00 from the 
federal government for educational and vocational 
programs. 

The Special Education Department, along with the Mer- 
rimack Special Education Collaborative, continues to pro- 
vide pre-vocational and vocational programs through the 
Center for Occupational Awareness and Placement (Pro- 
ject CO. A. P.). As a result, many students have been suc- 
cessfully placed in field training sites and subsequently 
enter into full-time employment. 

The Special Needs Service Booklet, describing the 
Chapter 766 process and services for parents, students, and 
community members, is available at the McKay and 
Adams libraries and at the Special Education Office. 

FROM THE COORDINATOR OF 
MATHEMATICS/COMPUTER SCIENCE 

The 1983-1984 school year has been a most productive 
one in the areas of mathematics and computer science. 

At the elementary level continued emphasis has been 
placed on the development of students basic skills. The suc- 
cess of our elementary mathematics program can be seen 
in the SRA scores of our students. This year the composite 
scores of all students tested in grades 2, 4 and 6 in each 
of the schools were well above grade level. While standar- 
dized test scores are not the only way to judge the effec- 
tiveness of a program they do indicated that our students 
are doing well. The credit for the successful mathematics 
program goes to our very dedicated teaching staff. They 
are willing to take the time to develop their students' skills 
to the fullest. 

The computer program at the elementary level is in a 
transitional year. At the present time a series of formal 
computer lessons are being developed for grades 4, 5 and 
6. At the same time, a program to provide primary teachers 
with better computer software is also being developed. 
Much of the second half of the year will be spent in train- 
ing teachers to use the new computer lessons. 

The junior high mathematics program continues to pro- 
vide students with the strong mathematics background they 
will need as high school mathematics students. We are 
working on plans to deal with the problem of declining 
enrollment and its effect on the mathematics program at 
the junior high. 

This year for the first time students at the junior high 
are taking computer courses. All of the students will receive 



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approximately four weeks of introductory computer in- 
struction. This mini-course will be done in each of the 
mathematics classes. So far the program is very successful. 
The success of the program is due to the efforts of every 
member of the mathematics department. Each teacher has 
learned the curriculum and how to operate the hardware 
on his/her own time. In the years to come this program 
will be the cornerstone for an outstanding computer science 
curriculum. 

The senior high school mathematics program continues 
to meet the needs of all students. The curriculum covers 
topics ranging from fundamental mathematics operations 
to advance placement courses in calculus. At a time when 
there is much national concern over the quality of mathe- 
matics instruction Chelmsford High students are perfor- 
ming well above the national average in both the 
mathematics portion of the SATs and the Mathematics 
Achievement Tests. The High School continues to field one 
of the finest mathematics teams in New England consistent- 
ly finishing as one of the top five schools. 

The computer science program at the high school con- 
tinues to grow. Last year we had a very successful start to 
our advanced placement computer course. This year we 
have added a new computer lab at the high school. The 
new lab is equipped with 14 terminals and two printers 
which provide students with access to the school's new 
Digital VAX 11/750. 

This state of the an equipment will provide our students 
with greater opportunity to learn about computer systems 
and their use in both the academic and business worlds. 
The use of computers is expanding into many of the cur- 
riculum areas at the High School. The Business Depart- 
ment is making extensive use of computers in many of its 
courses. The Science Department is also using new com- 
puter equipment as part of their program. The English 
Department is field testing a new computer based writing 
program to help improve students' writing skills. All of 
these efforts are providing our students with the skills they 
will need to be successful in our increasingly technical 
world. 

FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD 
FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

ELEMENTARY 

The Elementary Physical Education curriculum con- 
tinues to be a developmental, diversified program. Several 
workshops aimed at program improvement have resulted 
in a coordination of policies among the various elemen- 
tary schools; a system of inventory sharing allowing the ad- 
dition of new activities to the curriculum at minimal 
expense; the revision and townwide implementation of a 
grade 4 through 6 grade commenting system; and the for- 
mation of a grade 1 through 3 developmental progress 
chart scheduled to be fully initiated during the next school 
year. The work done this year reflects a highly child- 
oriented philosophy on the part of the Elementary Physical 
Education staff. A summer workshop is being planned to 
continue updating and sharing in the areas of curriculum 
and policies. 



JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 

A major emphasis at McCarthy Junior High School dur- 
ing the past year has been the expansion of the Project 
Adventure Program. The enthusiasm of both staff and 
students for the self-testing adventure program prompted 
the addition of more difficult and exciting elements. The 
junior high Physical Education staff spent two in-service 
workshop days in training on the new elements — one day 
at our own course and the other at the Project Adventure 
facility in Hamilton. 

McCarthy housed and loaned equipment to the Wang 
summer school program. As a result of the funds derived 
from the loan, townwide improvements in the Physical 
Education program were able to be made. 

The National Children and Youth Fitness Study con- 
ducted by the US Office of Disease Prevention and Health 
Promotion was successfully completed at McCarthy this 
fall. Current data on the physical fitness of children will 
be forthcoming upon the compilation of the national 
results. The testing equipment donated to the school for 
participation in the study is being put to use throughout 
the system. The seventh and eighth grade students selected 
to be involved in the testing each received a Certificate of 
Recognition. 

Several curriculum revisions and additions were initiated 
this year and have proven to be positive. Work on the cur- 
riculum will continue during future scheduled workshops. 

HIGH SCHOOL 

The high school Physical Education staff was involved 
in an extensive summer workshop which resulted in 
reorganization of the curriculum, schedule changes, cur- 
riculum additions, and the development of a faculty hand- 
book of Physical Education policies and procedures. 

The Health Related Physical Fitness Test was introduc- 
ed at the high school this fall. The new fitness test is a 
measure of functional health — body composition, muscular 
strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular 
fitness. Future plans are being made to use the Health 
Related Test to produce a Fitnessgram which would in- 
form parents of a child's fitness through a computerized 
report card. Also included on the report card would be 
recommendations for means of improvement in the 
specified areas of weakness. 

A related and future goals is the development of a Fitness 
Trail that would include a variety of outdoor exercise sta- 
tions interspersed along a jogging trail. This would be a 
beneficial addition to not only the high school Physical 
Education program, but also the surrounding schools and 
to the community. 

FROM THE JUNIOR HIGH 
SCIENCE DEPARTMENT HEAD 

The junior high science program consists of Life Science 
for seventh graders and Earth Science for eighth grade 
students. The Life Science curriculum provides an in- 



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troductory course on living things emphasizing the basic 
biological concepts. Earth Science with major units in 
geology, oceanography, astronomy and meteorology is a 
study of the constructional and destructional forces which 
shape the earth. 

A major goal of the curricula is to provide the students 
with the skills of scientific investigation involving the scien- 
tific method which includes not only measurement and lab 
techniques but also laboratory safety. 

This year the junior high science staff has been working 
together on the updating of course oudines, the implemen- 
tation of basic skills concepts particularly listening skills 
into the curricula and the evaluation of science computer 
software. 

In the upcoming school year, the staff goal is to stay 
abreast of innovations in science curricula particularly 
those which involve the use of the computer as an educa- 
tional tool. 

FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL 
SCIENCE DEPARTMENT HEAD 

The High School Science Program is operating at all four 
academic levels. The addition of a Level III Physics course 
last year proved a success, expanding by one section to 
make a total of three sections. 

Unfortunately, the Clinical Technique Program did not 
make it again this year, and, therefore, will be dropped 
from the curriculum due to a lack of enrollment. 

Presently over 93% of all freshmen, sophomores, and 
juniors are enrolled in a Science course. What is even more 
impressive is that 72% of the seniors are taking a Science 
course, most of whom do not need the Science credit for 
graduation. This is far above the national average. 

We are trying to initiate an Advanced Placement Physics 
course for next year. We presently offer Advanced Place- 
ment courses in Biology and Chemistry. If the enrollment 
justifies the course, we will have succeeded in offering 
Science courses at all levels in all disciplines. 

We have also met all the recommendations made by the 
Writing Committee of the New England Association of 
Schools and Colleges Commission on Public Schools. 

Each year, as we begin to plan for the following year, 
it becomes obvious that we are indeed fortunate to have 
such a dedicated and flexible faculty. As the enrollment 
fluctuates, the teachers are asked to teach in areas out of 
the realm of their preference. These professionals accept 
the challenge and put in the time necessary to prepare 
themselves. This preparation is often in the form of course 
work which is both expensive and time consuming. We are 
in their debt. 



IN CONCLUSION: 

The new year will again bring new challenges and new 
problems. As we carry out our plans for 1985-86 and look 
ahead to future means of supporting town efforts, we will 
need to think more and more of cooperative means for 
achieving our economical and educational goals. Examples 
of these cooperative efforts are partnerships, foundations, 
community education, and area wide cooperation to 
resolve Route 3 transportation problems. 

The School Committee has once more attempted to 
match town need with sufficient funding in order to main- 
tain an envied educational program. Our students and staff 
will continue to not only pursue excellence but, in fact, 
achieve it. The School Department budget effectively im- 
plemented will gready aid in this quest. Sincere thanks once 
again are extended to the town officials and boards, to the 
school personnel, to the Parent Teacher Organizations, 
school volunteer workers, and to the citizens for their 

cooperation and assistance this past year. 

*************** 

The School Committee wishes to extend its deep ap- 
preciation for the years of loyal and meritorious service of 
the following staff members who retired in 1984: 



Mrs. Eleanor Talbot 

Mrs. Jessie Jenne 
Mrs. Anna Hedlund 



Physical Education Teacher, 
McCarthy Junior High School 

Secretary, Westlands School 

Teacher Aide, Byam School 



Mrs. Margaret Adams Secretary, Administration/ 
Curriculum 



*************** 



The community and the school department were grieved 
this past year by the death of Mr. Frank J. Page, Program 
Supervisor of Music and Art systemwide, on June 29, 1984. 
Frank's valuable contributions to the field of Music Educa- 
tion were many and he will be greatly missed by his friends, 
students and colleagues. One can only say, "His melody 
ended too soon for those who knew and loved him." 



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REPORT OF THE 
SEWER COMMISSION 

The past year has been a pivotal and exciting year for 
the Sewer Commission and the entire Town of 
Chelmsford. 

In early 1984, the Facilities Plan for Wastewater 
Manager, as prepared for the Town by Weston & Samp- 
son Engineers, Inc., was completed. The Plan recom- 
mends a 20-year plan to sewer specific areas of the Town. 
The priority areas to be served initially include North 
Chelmsford (Phase I-A) and then Chelmsford Center and 
the Billerica Road Industrial Area (Phase I-B). 

Following the April 4, 1985 Public Hearing on the pro- 
ject, the Sewer Commission initiated steps toward making 
the Plan a reality. The Commission and Weston & Samp- 
son participated in a "sewer talk" program on Cable 43, 
to provide information on the Plan and to respond to 
specific concerns expressed by residents throughout the 
Town. The Commission also participated in the Town's 
First Annual Health Fair to provide additional informa- 
tion concerning the proposed project. 

On May 7, 1984, the Sewer Commission's recommen- 
dations were put before the voters in the form of Town 
Meeting Funding Articles for design and construction of 
the Phase I Sewer Program. The overwhelming support 
of both Articles (the S9, 000. 000 appropriation article for 
sewer construction passed unanimouslv) was very gratify- 
ing to the Sewer Commission. 

The Town Meeting approval for construction funding 
was made contingent upon an exemption from Proposi- 
tion 2'/£- That exemption was needed to insure that suffi- 
cient tax revenues were available to pay for the sewer con- 
struction, without affecting the monies needed to support 
other Town needs. 

The Sewer Commission worked together with the League 
of Women Voters and the Committee to Protect 
Chelmsford's Water to inform the Townspeople of the 
reasons for the referendum. A 'Sewer Fact Sheet' was 
prepared and distributed by the Committee. In addition, 
the League of Women Voters "Sewerage Soup" panel 
discussed the importance of a favorable referendum vole. 
The voters of Chelmsford then reaffirmed the previous 
Town Meeting vote by approving the Proposition 2'/£ ex- 
emption on November 6, 1984. 

On August 7, 1984, the Sewer Commission executed 
contracts with Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc. for the 
design of lateral sewers to serve North Chelmsford and 
Chelmsford Center. Contracts for the interceptor sewer 
design will be signed as soon as the Facilaities Plan is ap- 
proved by the State and the State design funding is in 
place. The design of lateral sewers to serve North 
Chelmsford is ongoing, and should be completed in 
August. 1985. 

The Sewer Commission has also been working with the 
City of Lowell toward the execution of a mutually accep- 
table Intermunicipal Agreement for Wastewater 
Disposal. That Agreement should be finalized in earlv 
1985. 



The Commission will continue to work toward smooth 
implementation of the sewer program in 1985 and into 
1986. In addition to establishing the framework for pro- 
per administration of the program, the Commission will 
also be coordinating the project design with the neighbor- 
ing towns of Tyngsborough and Westford, and with 
representatives of the Billerica Road Industrial Area. 

Based on the directives the voters of Chelmsford gave 
to the Sewer Commission in 1984, the Commission will 
strive to expedite the plan that is needed to eliminate an 
ongoing threat to our drinking water supplies. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chelmsford Sewer Commission 

John P. Emerson, Jr., Chairman 

Burton A. Segall, Vice Chairman 

Jean R. Organ, Clerk 

ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 

OFFICE OF THE 

TOWN TREASURER, TAX COLLECTOR 



Balance as of July 1. 1983 
Receipts thru June 30, 1984 

PAID OUT ON WARRANTS 

Balance as of June 30, 1984 



S10.013.338.00 
64,803,759.00 

(69,192,365.00) 

$ 5,624,732.00 



BREAKDOWN OF JUNE 30, 1984: 
Cash in Banks** $ 5,144,433.00 

Federal Revenue Sharing Funds 291 ,424.00 

Non-Revenue Funds* 188,875.00 



TOTAL: 



$ 5,624,732.00 



•these funds are the unexpended proceeds from bond 
issues. 

"invested funds in money market accts. included in this 
amt. 



DEPT. MEMBERS: 

James R. Doukszewicz — Town Treasurer & Tax Col- 
lector 

Florence M. Ramsay Asst. Town Treasurer 
Margaret M. Mullen — Dept. Asst. Tax Collector 
Lorraine Parkhurst — Principal Clerk 
Lois Conlon -Junior Clerk 
Donna M. Rogers Junior Clerk 
Roberta Doukszewicz - Junior Clerk 

This past year brought hardship to the staff as Joan E. 
Bolvig passed away suddenly. Joan had given many years 
of quality service to the Town in both the Treasurer- 
Collector's and the Board of Selectmen's Offices. She is 
dearly missed by the staff of all the Town Offices as well 
as the members of her immediate family. 



Respectfully submitted, 

James R. Doukszewicz 
Town Treasurer — Tax Collector 



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APPOINTED TOWN OFFICIALS 

Town Accountant 

Ernest F. Day Term Expires 1987 

Board of Selectmen's Executive Secretary 

Norman E. Thidemann Term Expires 1985 

Town Counsel 

James M. Harrington, Esq. Term Expires 1985 

Police Chief 

Raymond P. McKeon Term Expires 1985 

Deputy Police Chiefs 
Pennryn D. Fitts James C. Greska 



Fire Chief 



Frederick H. Reid 



James A. Sousa 



Deputy Fire Chief 



Cemetery Superintendent 
George E. Baxendale Term Expires 1985 

Park Superintendent 

Donald P. Gray Term Expires 1985 

Director of Public Health 

RichardJ. Day Term Expires 1985 

Assistant Director of Public Health 
John P. Emerson Term Expires 1985 

Board of Health Physician 

Michael A. Gilchrist, M.D. Term Expires 1985 

Town Engineer 
James E. Pearson Term Expires 1985 

Superintendent of Streets 
Harold E. Gray Term Expires 1985 

Inspector of Animals 
Dr. Martin A. Gruber Term Expires 1985 

Building Inspector 

Ronald W. Wetmore Term Expires 1985 

Local Inspector 

Bruce H. Clark Term Expires 1985 

Wiring Inspector 
Francis E. Cunningham Term Expires 1985 

Gas Inspector 

Neal C. Stanley Term Expires 1985 

Plumbing Inspector 

William H. Shedd Term Expires 1985 



Sealer of Weights & Measures 
Anthony C. Ferreira Term Expires 1985 

Town Aide and Council on Aging 

Kathleen M. Robinson Term Expires 1985 

Assistant Treasurer 

Florence M . Ramsay 

Board of Selectmen's Clerks 

Judith E. Carter 
Evelyn L. Newman 



Assistant Town Clerk 
Elizabeth L. Delaney 

Planning Board Clerk 

Christine Gleason 



Board of Appeals Clerk 
Conservation Commission Clerk 
Marjorie Hennessy 



Finance Committee Clerk 

Sharon Galpin 



Insect Pest Control Officer 

RichardJ. Day 

Superintendent of Public Buildings 

William W. Edge 

Veterans' Graves Officer 

George E. Baxendale 

Veteran's Agent 
Mary K. McAuliffe 



Dog Officer 

Neal Stanley, III 



Part-time Dog Officer 

William Shedd 



Highway Department Foremen 

Pearl Koulas Arthur Deschaine Frederick Greenwood 



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TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

BALANCE SHEET 
JUNE 30, 1983 

ASSETS 



LIABILITIES AND RESERVES 



Cash: 

General: 

In Banks 

Federal Revenue Sharing: 
Invested 

Non-Revenue: 
In Banks 

Accounts Receivable: 

Taxes: 

Real Estate 1984 
Real Estate 1983 
Real Estate 1982 
Real Estate 1981 
Real Estate 1980 

And Prior Years 
Personal Property 1984 
Personal Property 1983 
Personal Property 1982 
Personal Property 1981 
Personal Property 1980 

And Prior Years 

Motor Vehicle Excise 1984 

Motor Vehicle Excise 1983 

Motor Vehicle Excise 1982 

Motor Vehicle Excise 1981 

Motor Vehicle Excise 1980 
And Prior Years 

Farm Animal Excise 

Tax Titles 
Tax Possessions 

Water Liens 1984 

Departmental: 

Off Duty Work Details 
Rent Income (Prepaid) 
Cemetery 

State Aid to Highways 

Loans Authorized: 
Sewer Construction 
School Building Improvements 
School Computer Purchase 

Transfers Authorized From: 
Federal Revenue Sharing 
Perpetual Care Trust 
Stabilization Fund 

Overdrawn Appropriation: 
Snow and Ice Removal 

Overdrawn Overlay Accounts: 
Levy of 1976 
Levy of 1983 

Underestimated Assessments: 
Air Pollution 
Special Education 
Regional Transit 

Revenue: 

Appropriations Voted For 
Fiscal Year 1985 

TOTALS 



$ 5.144.433 
291.424 
188.875 



642.464 

144.201 

49.157 

15.121 

11.962 
30.193 
24.663 
15.028 
11.358 

29.376 

255.994 
23.801 
21.741 
20.141 

I'll . ■',!,!, 



59.601 
16.972 



17,985 
(403) 
5.925 



11.115.000 
715.000 
133.965 

740.015 

15.000 

580.117. 



5.624.732 



973.523 



516.043 
123 

76.573 
796 



23.507 
429.601 



11.963.965 

1.335.132 
99.793 



Warrants Payable 

Notes Payable: 

Revenue Anticipation 

Payroll Deductions 

Guarantee Deposits: 

Tailings-Unclaimed Checks 

Sale of Cemetery Lots 

Sale of Real Estate 

Agency: 

Dog License Fees 
Recording Fees 

Gifts from Individuals: 
Council on Aging 
Cemetery 
Library 
Recreation 

Federal and State Grants: 
Revenue Sharing ■ 
Dept. of HUD 
Arts Council 
Public Law 874 
Dept. of EPA 
Dept. of Public Works 
Dept. of Slate 
Other School Grants 

Revolving Funds: 
School 
Ret nation 
Outside Detail 

Loans Authorized and Unissued 

Reserve fund Overlay Surplus 

Overlay Reserved for Abatements: 
Levy ul 1979 
Levy ol 1980 
Levy ol 1981 
1 evy of 1982 
Levy ol 1984 

Appropriation Balances Forward 

Construction Account: 

School Building Improvements 

Revenue Reserved Until Colic, i. .1 
Motor Vehfr le Exi ise 
Farm Animal Excise 
I ,i\ I illcs & Possessions 
Water Liens 
Departmental 
Aid To Highways 

i Iveresiimated Assessments: 
State P.irks 
Mosquito Control 

Surplus Revenue: 



1.635 




Kisin. ted 


92.877 


94.512 


Unrestricted 
Appropriation Control Fiscal 1985 


188 




Revenue 


3.529 




Transfers 


6.642 


10.359 

27,894,188 
$49,042,847 


TOTALS 



5,459 
10 

142 

250 

3.423 

550 

291.424 

8.985 

1.696 

40,613 

25.514 

100.352 

126 

5.765 

152.453 

995 

2.241 



17.494 
48.481 

44.448. 

49.391. 

105.729 



162.702 

2.000.000 

391,715 

4,953 

12.890 

7,533 

4.767 

5.469 



4,365 



474.475 



155,689 

11.963.965 

16.454 



265.543 
542.160 

188,875 



516.043 




123 




76,573 




796 




23.507 




429.601 


1,016.643 


6.833 




867 


7,700 


323.683 




2,203.359 


2.527.042 


27.894.188 




1.365.719 


29.259.907 


$49,042,847 



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DEBT ACCOUNTS 



Net Funded or Fixed Debt: 
Inside Debt Limit 

General: 
Outside Debt Limit 

General: 



Short Term Note: 
Inside Debt Limit 
General: 
Schools 

Serial Loans: 

Outside Debt Limit 
General: 
Schools 



TRUST AND INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS 
June 30, 1984 

Trust and Investment Funds: 
Cash and Securities: 
In Custody of Treasurer 
In Custody of Library Trustees 
In Custody of Board of Selectmen 
In Custody of Veterans Emergency 
Fund Committee 



In Custody of Treasurer: 
Geo. W. Barris-Vamey 



Playground 


4.092. 


Conservation Fund 


55.229 


Wright Reservation 


2,905 


Stabilization Fund 


1.132.152 


Insurance Sinking Fund 


57.368 


Cemetery Funds: 




Geo. W. Barris Memorial 


8,853 


Perpetual Care 


396,468 


Adams Emerson 


947 


Christopher Roby 


12.853 


Vileata S. Douglas 


10,620 


Baptist Pond Cemetery 


1,057 


In Custody of Library Trustees: 




Amos F. Adams 


27,789 


Geo. W. Barris 


509 


Frances Clark 


5,536 


Clement Fund 


22,859 


Albert H. Davis 


1,107 


Frederick B. Edwards 


5,396 


Nathan B. Edwards 


1,172 


Victor E. Edwards 


1,837 


Adam Emerson 


225 


Ora Flint 


5,252 


George Memorial 


2,837 


Thomas P. Proctor 


15,842 


Serlina Richardson 


602 


Joseph E. Warren 


257 


Gertrude Wright 


3,711 


Aaron George-Cemetery Fund 


2,601 


In Custody of Board of Selectmen: 




Emma Gay Varney Playground 




In Custody of Veterans Emergency 




Fund Committee: 




Veterans Emergency Fund 





293,037 
1,145,000 



1,438,037 



293,037 



1,145,000 
1,438.037 



1,682,544 
97.532 

727 

10,061 
1.790,864 



.682,544 



97,532 



727 



10.061 



EDUCATIONAL COLLABORATIVE BOARD FUND 
Section 4-E Chapter 40 General Laws 

Cash-In Custody of Treasurer 



Unexpended Balance 



FEDERAL REVENUE SHARING FUNDS 
Fiscal Year 1984 

Balance July 1, 1983 

Plus Receipts: 

Entitlements 460,230.00 

Interest Earned 9,996.74 



Less: Authorized Expenditures: 

Fire Department-Wages 120,000.00 

Police Department-Wages 120,000.00 

Preliminary Project Studies 600.00 

Balance June 30, 1984 

Appropriations Forwarded To Fiscal 1985: 

Sidewalks-Acton Road 40,015.38 

Uncommitted Balance June 30, 1984 



CHANGES IN SURPLUS REVENUE 

Fiscal Year 1984 

Balance July 1, 1983 

Deductions: 

Audit Adjustments 21,840.33 

Tax Titles Taken 25,041.95 

Appropriations STM 1212-83 43,511.00 

Appropriations STM 05-14-84 33,970.00 

Reduce Tax Rate 1984 695,519.86 



Additions: 

Tax Titles Redeemed 
Tax Commitments Prior Years 
Tax Possession Sale 
Additional Tax Commitments 
Excess Estimated Receipts 
Unexpended Appropriations 

Balance June 30, 1984 

Surplus Revenue-Restricted 
Surplus Revenue-Unrestricted 



80.800.78 

2,548.21 

500.00 

2,442.18 

693.744.59 

208,880.61 



757 



757 



61,797.62 



470,226.74 
532,024.36 



240,600.00 
291,424.36 



251,408.98 



2,358,008.74 



819,883.14 
1,538,125.60 



988,916.37 
2,527,041.97 

323,683.27 
2,203,358.70 
2,527,041.97 



1,790,864 



96 



Bond - Note Issue 

Junior High School 

Westland-Harrington Schools 

Byam School 

School Building Capital Improvements #3 

School Building Capital Improvement #4 

TOTALS 



Interest 
Rate 

3.250 
4.300 
6.000 
8.425 
5.160 



DISBURSEMENTS 



General Govermment: 
Moderator 
Selectmen 
Accounting 
Treasurer/Collector 
Assessors 
Town Clerk 
Public Buildings 
Law 

Elections 
Registrars 

Finance Committee 
Planning Board 
Board of Appeals 
Personnel Board 
Conservation Commission 
Historical Commission 
Historic District Commission 
Constable 

Council On Aging Town Aide 
Town Celebration Committee 

Total General Government 

Public Safety: 

Police Department: 
Salaries 

Expense and Outlay 
Purchase Cruisers 
Mutual Aid 
Purchase Radios 
Equipment and Repairs 

Total Police Department 

Fire Department: 
Salaries 

Expense and Outlay 
Equipment and Repairs 

Total Fire Department 

Misc. Protection: 
Hydrant Service 
Tree Warden 
Insect Pest Control 
Inspection 
Dog Officer 
Animal Inspector 
Sealer of Weights & Measures 
Civilian Defense 

Total Misc. Protection 

Public Health 

Salaries & Expense 

Landfill Closure 

Mosquito Control 

Hazardous Materials 
Total Public Health 

Sewer Commission: 
Expenses 
Professional Fees 
Facilities Plan (Grant) 

Total Sewer Commission 



1983 

300. 

90.962. 

64.835. 

129.209. 

93.355. 

66.431. 

80.660. 

33.960. 

24.125. 

27.923. 

1.087. 

12.843. 

4.336. 

355. 
11.854. 

786. 

913. 

127. 
57.662. 

427. 



702.150. 



1,468.352. 

192.946. 

26.685. 

1.205. 

17.000. 

0_. 

1.706.188. 



1.723.910. 

92.275. 

0. 

1.816.185. 



74.726. 

9.836. 

1 2 . 11 S 

112.825. 

19.604. 

1.200. 

2.126. 
10.860. 

243.290. 



79.776. 

0. 

0. 

0. 

79.776. 



DEBT STATEMENT 

Outstanding Payments 

6-30-83 1984 

100.000 100.000 

700,000 160,000 

710.000 105.000 

473,061 473.061 





1.983.061 



838.061 



Outstanding 
6-30-84 


540.000 
605,000 


293.037 

1.438.037 



1984 

300. 

98.423. 

73.444. 

136.965. 

148,475. 

73.445. 

98.489. 

39.591. 

19.885. 

26.075. 

1.622. 

15.649. 

4.192. 

416. 

7.535. 

996. 

996. 

50. 

63.198. 

339. 



810.085. 



1.510.113. 

186.036. 

54.108. 

2.000. 

0. 

13.181. 

1.765.438. 



1.835.156. 

105.852. 

25.800. 

1.966.808. 



74.300. 
17.075. 
10.747. 
127.342. 
30.962. 

1.400. 

2,000. 

3,454. 

267.280. 



88.610. 

12.000. 

8.061. 

2.283. 

110.954. 



922. 


4.759 


11.051. 


4.034 


121.580. 


58.730 



133.553. 



67.523. 



Highway Department: 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Waste Collection 
Snow and Ice Removal 
Sidewalks 

Purchase of Equipment 
Drainage Construction 
Resurface Streets 
Chapter 90 Construction 

Total Highway Department 

Street Lighting: 

Veterans Benefits: 
Salaries & Expenses 
Cash and Material Grants 

Total Veterans Benefits 

Libraries: 

Wages & Salaries 

Expense 

Books and Periodicals 

Outlay 

Carriage House Renovation 

Gifts From Individuals 

Automation of Records 

I otal Libraries 

Parks and Recreation: 
Parks 

Varncy Playground 
Recreation Commission 
Edwards Memorial Beach 

Total Parks and Recreation 

Insurance: 

Property Liability & All Types 
Chapter 32B 

Total Insurance 

Schools: 

School Committee 

Superintendents Office 

Supervision 

Principals 

Teachers 

Textbooks 

Library 

Audiovisual 

Guidance 

Attendance 

Health Services 

Transportation 

Food Services 

Athletics 

Student Activities 

Custodial 

Utilities 

Maim, of Grounds 

Maim, of Buildings 

Maim, of Equipment 

Programs w/o Schools 

Chapter 766 

Total School Department 



Principal 
Due 1985 


160.000 
105.000 


293,037 

558.037 



Interest 
Due 1985 


23.220 
33.150 

15,131 
71.501 



425,825. 


441,552. 


233,305. 


282,621. 


447,676. 


459.764. 


268,969. 


369.793. 


9,848. 


8.665. 


20.180. 


89.628. 


34.913. 


19.640. 


278,348. 


261.720. 


233.365. 


238.357. 


1.952,429. 


2,171.740. 


116.749. 


129.986. 


35,554 


38,908. 


58,493. 


53,755. 


94.047. 


92,663. 


240,716. 


266.343. 


39.484. 


40.884. 


66.800. 


71.999. 


3.300. 


0. 


1.547. 


3.328. 


998. 


1,042. 


60.047. 


32,992. 


412,892. 


416.588. 


31.952. 


33,874. 


4.067. 


3.538. 


24.557. 


34.634. 


890. 


713. 


61.466. 


72.759. 


285.916. 


295.510. 


505.181. 


725.614. 


791.097. 


1.021.124. 


97.435. 


58.052. 


361,940. 


396.322. 


183.766. 


168,720. 


666.285. 


721.816. 


8.344.912. 


8.824.054. 


90.921. 


94.260. 


224.925. 


212,962. 


127.351. 


142.107. 


425.278. 


437.691. 


27.104. 


28.500. 


115.560. 


120,937. 


719.544. 


701.788. 


38.099. 


40.724. 


120,323. 


163.900. 


39.358. 


51,773. 


813.999. 


913.226. 


787.178. 


849.566. 


39.402. 


31.471. 


49.365. 


60.989. 


207.743. 


171.759. 


7.389. 


4,065. 


1,665.701. 


1.715,085. 


15.153.578. 


15,909.767. 



97 



School Revolving Funds: 
Cafeteria 
Athletics 
Adult Education 
Civic Activities 
Loss of Books 

Out of Town Student Tuition 
Summer School 
Child Care 
Grant Accounts 

Total Revolving Funds 

Regional Vocational School 

School Renovations 
School Computer Purchase 



Cemeteries 
Salaries 

Expense and Outlay 
Improvement & Development 
Beautification P/C Transfer 
Sprinkler Repair-Trust Transfer 

Total Cemeteries 

Unclassified: 
Memorial Day 
Town Clock 

Town & Fin. Com. Reports 
Mental Health Program 
Elder Services of Merr. Valley 
NMAC Assessment 
Unemployment Benefits 
Cultural Council 
Cultural Council Revolving 
Cable TV Commission 
Renovate Town Office Building 
Court Judgement 
Vinal Sq. Rehab Project (HUD) 
Bills of Prior Years 
Medical Expense Ret. Police & Fire 
Old Town Hall — Study and Design 
Mass. Energy Resource Grant 
Old Town Hall Renovations 
Disposal Live Animals 
Central-Vinal Sqs. Traffic Plan 
Purchase Voting Machines 
Preliminary Project Studies 

Total Unclassified 

Agency, Trust & Investment: 

Fees & Licenses Due State & County 

Payroll Deductions 

Retirement — Pension Expense 

State and County Assessments 

Cemetery P/C Bequests 

Tax Levy Refunds 

Performance Bonds 

Misc. Trust Funds 

Water District Liens 

Outside Details 

Merrimack Education Center 

Tailings 

Misc. Refunds 

Total Agency, Trust & Investment 

Interest — Loans: 
Anticipation Loans 
Bonded Debt 

Total Interest 



632,498. 


664,104. 


42,799. 


40,330. 


14,622. 


53,391. 


21,968. 


33,162. 


0. 


1,871. 


0. 


408. 


0. 


30,757. 


0. 


271. 


279,636. 


285,383. 


991,523. 


1,109,677. 


546,649. 


489,936. 


335,880. 


312,587. 


14,865. 


2,294. 


350,745. 


314,881. 


106,832. 


114,201. 


19,102. 


20.227. 


6,588. 


7,758. 


10.976. 


8,470. 


1,179. 


1,383. 


144,677. 


152,039. 


751. 


1,159. 


484. 


520. 


4.942. 


5,288. 


8,695. 


8,695. 


1,800. 


1,800. 


8,016. 


8,216. 


72,435. 


42.311. 


0. 


100. 


1,081. 


8,247. 


1,282. 


1,833. 


72,692. 


10,767. 


174. 


0. 


28,919. 


223,289. 


3,343. 


642. 


639. 


17,600. 


5,969. 


1,431. 


2.665. 


88. 


100,000. 


36.916. 


800. 


0. 


57.500. 


0. 


0. 


40,610. 


0. 


1.650. 


372,187. 


411,162. 


12,632. 


4,555. 


6,254,569. 


6,669,030. 


656,850. 


731,269. 


679,859. 


620,953. 


22,412. 


24.617. 


53,486 


271,344. 


0. 


3,650. 


27,828. 


7,959. 


8,106. 


3,778. 


201,394. 


217,682. 


92,472. 


108,753. 


996. 


7,691. 


0. 


696. 


8.010,604. 


8,671,977. 


148,498. 


228,958. 


142.605. 


112,967. 


291,103. 


341,925. 



Principal — Loans : 

Anticipation of Revenue 
Bonded Debt 

Total Principal 

Warrants Previous Year: 

Total Disbursements 

Cash Balance On Hand June 30 

Total 



14,500,000. 
1,588,000. 


16,088,000. 


1,115,096. 


51,173.984. 
10,013,338. 


61,187,322. 



RECEIPTS 



25,000,000. 
838,061. 

25,838,061. 

7,059,992. 

69,192,365. 
5.624,732. 

74,817,097. 



General Revenue: 


1983 


1984 


Taxes: 






Personal Property 


491.917. 


567,628. 


Real Estate 


15,792,620. 


17,428,525. 


Farm Animal Excise 


980. 


1,033. 


Motor Vehicle Excise 


947,092. 


1,122,789. 


Tax Title Redemptions 


154,583. 


79,746. 


Lieu of Taxes-State Property 


3,405. 


3,715. 


Lieu of Taxes- Veterans Abatements 


8,677. 


9,427. 


Elderly Exemptions 


34,483. 


39,952. 


Total Taxes 


17,433,757. 


19,252,815. 


Fines and Permits: 






Court Fines 


181,382. 


187,995. 


Permits, Fees & Licenses 


203,872. 


338,409. 


Alcoholic 


24,550. 


25,590. 


Total Fines and Permits 


409,804. 


551,994. 


Grants and Gifts: 






County: 






Dog Fund 


2,937. 


3,878. 


Total Grants From County 


2,937. 


3,878. 


Federal Government: 






Public Law 874 


12,190. 


13,723. 


Revenue Sharing 


474,258. 


460,230. 


Com. Dev. Program HUD 


30,000. 


231,194. 


EDA Energy Grant 


63,200. 


0. 


EPA Grant (Sewer Com.) 


94,700. 


29,400. 


Total Grants from Federal Gov't. 


674,348. 


734,547. 


State: 






Aid To Education 


3,954,518. 


3,559,066. 


School Building Assistance 


973,555. 


183,925. 


School Lunch Program 


127,993. 


128,465. 


Tuition. Trans, of State Wards 


118,719. 


124,192. 


School Transportation 


380,139. 


442,123. 


Aid To Public Libraries 


15,587. 


24,625. 


Highway-Chapter 81 


145,762. 


149,065. 


Highway & Transit Development 


169,071. 


148,672. 


Local Aid Fund 


1,645,784. 


2,448,351. 


Veterans Benefits 


30,581. 


24,893. 


Dept. of Elder Affairs 


6,786. 


3,471. 


School Grant Programs 


272,690. 


277,321. 


Div. of Water Pollution Control 


18,945. 


5,877. 


Dept. of Environmental Affairs 


150,000. 


0. 


Arts Lottery Council 


1,081. 


6,725. 


Chapter 90 Reimbursement 


147,471. 


182,427. 


Residential School Tuition 


0. 


118,584. 


Sec. of State - Elections 


0. 


1,709. 


Chapter 90 Construction Grant 


0. 


99,771. 


Total Grants From State 


8,158,682. 


7,929,262. 


Individuals: 






Library-Carriage House 


2,423. 


2,446. 


Library-Purchase of Books 


1,002. 


1,757. 


Council on Aging 


0. 


7.550. 


Total Gifts From Individuals 


3,425. 


11,753. 


Lowell Regional Transit Authority 


21,221. 


20,663. 



98 



Departmental Receipts: 
Selectmen 

Treasurer/Collector 
Town Clerk 
Police 

Public Buildings 
Highway 
Dog Officer 
Veterans Benefits 
Misc. 

Sale of Town Property 
Recreation-Revolving Fund 



School: 

Cafeteria Lunch Sales 
Tuition, Rents & Misc. 
Athletic Programs 
Educational Collaborative Fund 



Library: 
Fines 

Cemetery: 

Sale of Lots & Graves 

Internments 

P/C Bequests 

Total Departmental Receipts 

Municipal Indebtedness: 
Anticipation of Revenue 
Note-School Renovations 



Interest Income: 
Taxes 
Deposits 

Federal Revenue Sharing 
Misc. 

Total Interest Income 

Unpaid Warrants-Current Year 

Refunds 



Agency. Trust and Investment: 
Payroll Withholdings 
Cemetery P/C Interest 
Licenses Due County 
Licenses Due State 
Library Trust Funds 
Water District Liens 
Stabilization Fund 
Outside Detail 

Merrimack Education Center 
Tailings 

Performance Bonds 
Sinking Fund 
Other Trust Funds 
Sale of Tax Possession Properly 

Total Agency. Trust & Investment 

Total Receipts 

Cash Balance On Hand July 1 

Total 



7,464. 


1,181. 


19.920. 


22,902. 


4.936. 


6,977. 


20,542. 


16.825. 


13.800. 


23.903. 


1.932. 


268. 


1.240. 


815. 


4,294. 


6,182. 


14,725. 


9,979. 


14.000. 


0. 


982. 


1,974. 


103.835. 


91,006. 


535.941. 


564,217. 


78.480. 


156.654. 


41.680. 


45.386. 


15.500. 


0. 


671.601. 


766.257. 


5.916. 


6.471. 


11.755. 


7.450. 


16.445. 


15.391. 


22.412. 


24.617. 


50.612. 


47.458. 


831.964. 


911.192. 


14.500.000. 


27.000.000. 


473.061. 


293.037. 


14.973.061. 


27,293.037. 


106.076. 


135,359. 


148.017. 


218.702. 


12.006. 


9.997. 


93. 


0. 


266.192. 


364.058. 


7.059.992. 


162.702. 


20.876 


5.109. 



INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS 

Building Department 

Ronald W. Wetmore 
Inspector of Buildings 



6.352.041. 


6.684.017 


33.100. 


38.800. 


6.427. 


7.756. 


2.080. 


1,357. 


9.249. 


7.959. 


6.280. 


3.974. 


335.678. 


111.437. 


186.873. 


248.711. 


90.000. 


106.326. 


2.351. 


13.059. 


900. 


4.353. 


24.000. 


0. 


18.111. 


1.500. 


0. 


500. 


7.067.090. 


7,562.749. 


56.923,349. 


64.803.759. 


4.263.973. 


10.013.338. 


61.187.322. 


74.817.097. 



Wire Inspector 
Francis E. Cunningham 

Plumbing Inspector 

William Shedd 

Elevator Inspector 

Joseph E. Morrissey 

Principal Clerk 
Catherine R. Curran 



Local Inspector 
Bruce H.Clark 

Gas Inspector 

Neal Stanley 

Senior Clerk 

Karen C. Flynn 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

This report will be the fifth report that I have written 
since my appointment in 1980. Each year I have 
predicted the growth to increase from the previous stan- 
dard and each year I have been correct but my estimates 
have been lower than the growth actually experienced. 
Again this year we have grown dramatically over the 
previous year in total permits issued and fees collected. A 
total of 5,164 permits were issued and $305,703 dollars 
collected. This represents approximately 70 million 
dollars in valuation added to the town. Of note is the 
resurgance in residential construction. Condominium 
drvrlopmcnt is at an all time high and will continue. 
Single family construction is far in excess of any year in 
the past memory. With land fast becoming harder to find 
and sometimes marginal, a lot of time is spent resear- 
ching these parcels. We will be microfilming portions of 
plans and records this year and this should help with the 
record keeping. 

My expectations for the coming year is that growth will 
remain at the same level and continue this way as long as 
the economy is healthy. I feel our quality of service has 
been good and we have been able to keep up with the de- 
mand. For this I thank my fine staff of Inspectors and 
Clerks which I feel are among the best in the state. I 
thank all the other departments in town that have 
cooperated with me so willingly this past year and hope 
this always will be the case. 

The following is a breakdown of the permits issued for 
the year. 
1984 

Building 

Wire 

Gas 

Plumbing 

Signs 

Cert, of Occup. 

Cert, of Insp. 

Yard Sales 

Elevator 

Maps/Copies 

TOTAL 



Number of 


Total Fees 


Permits 


Collected 


1005 


$209,882.- 


1238 


35,382.- 


1183 


20.372.- 


1145 


28,943.- 


74 


2,991.- 


56 


2,255.- 


68 


2,590.- 


265 


1.060.- 


18 


2,058.- 


111 


170.- 


5,164 


$305,703.- 



Respectfully submitted, 

Ronald W. Wetmore 
Inspector of Buildings 



99 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 

The Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Ma. 

Dear Board Members, 

Fiscal "84" was a "banner year" for the Fire Depart- 
ment with regard to fire losses which were at a minimum 
as compared to other years. We feel this was due to our 
Fire Prevention Program, In-Service Inspections and 
Smoke Detectors. 

New roofs have been installed on the south and north 
fire stations. Funds for this project were appropriated at 
the last annual town meeting. 

We are requesting a new pick-up truck with a new plow 
and a new radio this year. This will replace our present 
one. 

Many thanks to all town officials and employees for the 
excellent cooperation given to the fire department during 
the past year, and again congratulations and thanks to 
the men of the department for continuing to maintain 
the high standard of courage and ability that has been 
shown in the past. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frederick H. Reid 
Fire Chief 

PERSONNEL 

Fire Chief 

Frederick H. Reid 

Deputy Fire Chief 

James A. Sousa 



Thomas Curran 
James M. Spinney 



Captains 

Charles S. Galloway, Jr. 
Ronald J. Sawicki 
Charles Schramm 



Firefigh 

Arthur G. Anderson 
Robert K. Adams 
Alvin F. Wetmore (retired) 
Jack D. Hadley 
Robert A. Bennett 
Robert R. Gagnon (retired) 
Harold J. Pierce, Jr. 
Donald A. Weber 
Paul D. Henderson 
Peter T. Wetherbee 
Francis J. Conlin 
Donald A. Drew 
James T. Cutter 
Gerald D. Tonks 
Richard P. O'Neil 
Robert L. Hughes 
James F. Flaherty 
Joseph F. Lynch (retired) 
Paul D. Hayes 
Terrance A. Goode 
William H. Hadley 
Leo A. Martin 
Emil P. Magiera 
Philip Dube (resigned) 
John P. DePalma 
Walter F. Adley, Jr. 
Dennis Vargeletis 



Dept. Assistant: 

Mary Ann Koulas 



ters 

Richard L. Grenon 
William V. Cady, Jr. 
William F. Curran 
Daniel T. Reid 
Joseph J. Spinazola 
Michael McTeague 
Ernest Frobese 
James P. Curran 
Peter C. Johnson 
William M. Burke, Jr. 
Edward J. Nolet 
Michael F. Curran 
Michael D. Ridlon 
William H. Jamer 
Raymond R. Kydd 
James Boermeester 
William Dalton 
Thomas D. Miskell 
David Gelineau 
Brian J. Stanton 
Richard Miller 
Dennis Keohane 
John L. Carroll 
David C. Campbell 
William Campbell 
James F. Reid 
Francis Mark Conlin 
Bruce R. Donovan 
David P. Clancy 
John D. Ubele 
Mechanic: 
George Fetzer 



1984 CALL FOR ASSISTANCE 



1984 

January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

Total 



#of 


Building 


Auto 


Outdoor 


Mutu 


Calls 


Fires 


Fires 


Fires 


Aid 


104 


10 


4 


1 


3 


69 


7 


4 


1 





95 


5 


3 


12 


1 


123 


2 


4 


24 





108 


6 


6 


25 


1 


121 


8 


10 


16 


2 


97 


6 


7 


8 





101 


2 


11 


6 


2 


116 


4 


7 


33 


3 


113 


6 


5 


31 





124 


12 


8 


20 


1 


108 


6 


3 


5 






Service 





gation 




31 


39 


11 


16 


26 


9 


20 


33 


15 


19 


61 


11 


23 


30 


12 


29 


43 


9 


23 


34 


15 


23 


41 


10 


24 


37 


6 


20 


34 


12 


32 


39 


9 


39 


41 


12 



1279 



74 



72 



182 



13 



299 



458 



131 



False 

5 
6 
6 
2 
5 
4 
4 
6 
2 
5 
3 
2 

50 



100 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, MA 

Dear Board Members: 

I hereby submit my report of the Highway Department 
for the year ending December 31, 1984. 

The 1984 year was a very productive year for the 
Highway Department. In spite of the fact that the equip- 
ment is getting older and is less reliable, a full schedule of 
work was completed. 

I would like to commend the members of the Depart- 
ment for their accomplishments during the past year. 
The Department was shorthanded much of the time, but 
with the determination and diligence of the personnel, 
work schedules were completed. 

I wish to express my appreciation to all town officials 
and the various Departments for the fine co-operation 
given to me and the Highway Department. 

Also, a "thank you" to all the residents who called and 
wrote to me expressing their gratitude. 

Asphalt Resurfacing Account 

Bituminous Concrete Type 1-1 was used to resurface the 
following streets: 

Boston Road (From Charlesgate Road to Summer 

Street) 

Summer Street (From Boston Road to Billcrica Road) 
Chelmsford Street (From Billerica Road to State Road 

at Town Meeting Restaurant) 

St cad man Street (From Dalton Road to Bowl Road) 
Groton Road (From Westford town line to Ward Way) 
Vinal Square Parking Lot (Entire area) 

Liquid asphalt was used to make a cold asphalt mix 
and to seal various streets. 

Approximately 14,000 tons of cold asphalt mix was 
manufactured and applied to various streets. 

Approximately 300 tons of winter patch was made and 
stored inside. Also, approximately 300 tons of cold 
asphalt mix was stock piled in the yard for patching 
various drainage projects. The remainder of the liquid 
asphalt was used to seal and surface various streets. 

A total of 162,636 gallons of asphalt was purchased 
and used. 

Chapter 90, Construction Account 

The Chapter 90 account was used on the reconstruc- 
tion of Dunstable Road and Acton Road. 



Dunstable Road was reconstructed from Dunshire 
Drive to Stone Hill Road, approximately 4600 feet. 

Acton Road was reconstructed from Purcell Drive to 
Park Road, approximately 3600 feet. 

On Turnpike Road, at Rivermeadow Brook, a con- 
crete pre-cast culvert which was 6 feet high by 10 feet 
wide consisting of a double barrel 32 feet long was in- 
stalled and that section road was rebuilt at a cost of 
$64,750.00. 

Meadowbrook Road — Rebuild a section of road near 
the railroad tracks. This area was scarified, graveled, 
rolled and paved. The location never had a slope to hold 
up the road, one was built. 

Drainage Projects 

Drainage projects completed in 1984 are as follows: 

Acton Road -40 feet - 18" R.C. Pipe installed, 

two headwalls built. 

Worthen St. —314' -10" aluminum pipe, two 

@ Westford St. catch basins, one manhole. 

Westford St. (#28) -132 feet - 12" Aluminum pipe, 
10 feet 8" aluminum pipe, one 
catch basin. 

Westford St. (#35) 42 feet - 12" R.C. Pipe, one 
catch basin. 

Westford St. (#219)- 108 feet - 10" R.C. Pipe, one 
catch basin. 

Westford St. (#240)-40 feet - 12" R.C. Pipe, one 
manhole. 

Brentwood Rd. - 360' - 8" Aluminum pipe, one 

©Sanford Rd. catch basin 

Brentwood Road - 140 feet - 8" perforated Alumi- 
(#46) num pipe, one catch basin one 

manhole. 

North Rd. -406 feet 10" Plain Aluminum 

pipe, 
(Opposite Village one catch basin 
View) 

North Road (#170) -170 feet 10" Steel coated per- 
forated pipe, one catch basin. 

Claude Road -64 feet 30" R.C. pipe (Broken 

culvert replaced) 

Bishop Street (#15) —80 feet 10" Aluminum Perforated 
pipe. 



Noble Drive 



166 feet 12" Aluminum pipe. 



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Fenwick Drive 



-60 feet - 12" aluminum pipe. 



Boston Road (#91) —286 feet - 12" aluminum pipe, 
two catch basins. 



Bradford Road 



Maple Rd. 

@ Garrison Rd. 

Hunt Road 



Fairmont Street 



Hazen Rd. 

@ Concord Rd. 

Wiggin Street 



Park Road 



— 546 feet - 8" Steel coated per- 
forated pipe, two catch basins. 

— 840 feet - 12" steel coated and 
paved pipe, three catch basins. 

-32 feet - 30" R.C. pipe (culvert 
replaced). 

— 40 feet - 12" steel coated and 
paved pipe, one catch basin. 

— 213 feet - 12" aluminum pipe, 
two catch basins. 

— 387 feet - 10" aluminum pipe, 
152 feet 8" aluminum pipe, two 
catch basins, trench hot topped. 

— 400 feet - 12" steel coated pipe, 
100 feet 12" aluminum pipe, 66 
feet - 12" R.C. pipe, four catch 
basins. 



Grader Operator 

Arthur L. Newcomb 

Mechanics%Heavy Equipment 
Bobby Loyd John C. Ferreira, Jr. 

Engineering Equipment Operators 

Roy J. Costa Walter J. McLaughlin, Jr. 

David G. Harvey Richard J. Soucier 

Truck Drivers, Laborers 

Gary E. Beaulieu Dennis J. Greenwood 

John J. Cronin Ernest A. Howland 

James T. Crotty Joseph C. Oczkowski 

Frederick J. Dillon Anthony L. Sousa 

Lawrence J. Ferreira John J. Williams 

Laborers 

Kenneth R. Burroughs 

Leslie L. Dukeshire, Jr. 

Stephen K. Harvey 



Seneca Avenue 



— Two catch basins installed. 



Barry Drive 

Meadowbrook 
Road 



100 feet 12" R.C. 



prpe. 



-20 feet -12" steel coated pipe. 



The maintenance of all streets was carried out in the 
usual manner. This includes the street sweeping, the 
basin cleaning, basin repairs, cleaning of culverts and 
easements along brooks, patching pot holes and 
washouts, erection of signs, painting traffic lines and 
cross walks, guard rail repair, gravel patching, sanding, 
salting, snow plow and snow removal, and other types of 
general maintenance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Harold E. Gray 
Supt. of Streets 



Highway Department Roster 



Supt. of Streets 
Harold E. Gray 



Arthur G. Deschaine 



Foremen 

Frederick W. Greenwood 



Supervisor 

Pearl Koulas 



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POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Board of Selectmen 

Town Hall 

Billerica Road 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824 

Dear Board Members: 

I herein respectfully submit for your information and 
review, the Annual Report of the Police Department for 
the year 1984. 

At the present time the department is made up of 47 
permanent men. 

Chief of Police 

Raymond P. McKeon 

Deputy Chief of Administration 
James C. Greska 

Deputy Chief of Operations 
Pennryn D. Fitts 

Captains 

Armand J. Caron John J. Mack 

Phillip N. Molleur 

Sergeants 

Leslie H. Adams William R. McAllister 

Steven A. Burns Raymond G. McCusker 

Lance R. Cunningham Francis X. Roark 

John O. Walsh 



Richard A. Adams 
Edgar L. Auger 
Mark L. Burlamachi, 
Robert M. Burns 
Paul E. Cooper 
Patrick W. Daley 
Bruce A. Darwin 
John J. Donovan 
Kenneth R. Duane 
Jared S. Finnegan 
James T. Finnegan 
William J. Floyd, III 
Joseph R. Gamache 
Francis P. Kelly 
James J. Kerrigan 
Roland E. Linstad 
Russell H. Linstad 



Barbara W. Gibb 
Karen M. Pierro 
Paula A. Rogers 



Patrolmen 

John M. McGeown, Jr. 
Peter C. McGeown 
Jr. James F. Midgley 
Brian F. Mullen 
James F. Murphy 
Thomas A. Niemaszyk 
Timothy F. O'Connor 
John E. Redican 
Chandler J. Robinson 
Edward M. Rooney 
E. Michael Rooney 
Michael W. Stott 
William S. Strobel 
Robert J. Trudel 
Eugene W. Walsh 
William R. Walsh 
Ernest R. Woessner. Jr. 

Matrons 

Jo-Ann E. Roth 
Donna J. Smith 



Clerks 

Marie K. DiRocco Jo-Ann E. Roth 

Donna J. Smith 

Custodian 

John P. Curran 

RECEIPTS TURNED OVER TO THE TOWN 



Photocopying Machine 2 

Firearm Permits 2 

Bicycle Registrations 

Firearm Identification Cards 

Court Fines 181 

Photographs 

Police Detail Account 

Service Charge 7 

Miscellaneous 4 

Parking Fines 10 

Restitution 10 

Total Receipts returned to the 

Town 220 



1983 

,577.00 
,960.00 
.15.50 
404.00 
382.00 
852.00 

732.54 
238.00 
225.00 
554.00 



1984 

4,601.50 

2,761.00 

32.50 

953.00 

177,677.00 

768.00 

10,828.00 
5,196.00 
9,855.00 
6,207.00 



940.04 218,879.00 



Karen M. Pierro 



Senior Clerks 



Paula A. Rogers 



ARRESTS 

Crimes Against Persons 39 

Crimes Against Property 120 

Crimes Against Public Order 348 

DISPOSITION OF CASES IN 1984 

Fined 217 

Placed on Probation 20 

Suspended Sentence and Placed on Probation 5 

Placed on File 122 

Not Guilty Finding 4 

Dismissed with Probable Cause 26 

Ordered to Pay Court Costs and Continued 

Without a Finding 83 

Committed to Youth Service Board 3 

Committed to M.C.I. Walpole 

Committed to M.C.I. Concord 1 

Committed to M.C.I. Billerica 20 

Turned over to other out-of-town Police Depts. 

& Courts 72 

Cases Pending and Continued in the Courts 202 

Placed on Alcohol Safety Program 92 

MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS 

1983 1984 

Calls Answered by Cruisers 11,667 12,543 

Summons Served 461 354 

Licenses Suspended 143 232 

Accidents Reported 1 ,606 1 ,864 

Personal Injuries Reported 206 480 

Fatal Accidents 2 5 

Mileage of Cruisers 349,795 356,645 

Special Property Checks (Aux. 

Police) 7,100 8,050 

Station Lockups 561 615 

Citations Issued 3,819 4,196 

Parking Violations 1,105 1.010 

Doors and Windows Found Open 50 41 

Detoxification Unit 197 143 



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Patrolman Henry R. McEnany retired from the Police 
Department after 23 years of service. Patrolman Daniel 
Walsh retired from the Police Department after 16 years 
of service. Nora Clifford a Senior Clerk with our depart- 
ment retired after 13 years of service. 

On June 25, 1984 the Police Department was saddened 
by the death of Pauline Gervais. She had been with us since 
May 31, 1977. 

"As we knew her in life, so shall we remember her. " 

IN MEMORIAM 

Pauline Gervais 

The Chelmsford Police Department with 28 other sur- 
rounding cities and towns continued its Inservice Train- 
ing program at the Northeast Regional Police Institute 
located on the grounds of Tewksbury Hospital. Each of- 
ficer in our department will attend for one week to be 
upgraded in Criminal Law, Court Procedure, Officers Sur- 
vival, Evidence, Use of Force, Civil Liability, Crisis In- 
tervention, Stress & Sensitivity Training. Training and 
knowledge will continue to be our goal in 1985. 

In a continuing effort to upgrade the quality of Police 
Service to the Town of Chelmsford, many officers attend- 
ed specializing training schools run by the Mass. Criminal 
Justice Training Council, to increase their expertise in the 
Law Enforcement Field. 

While in the process of facilitating the implementation 
of the permanent Drug/ Alcohol Task Force, it has, in the 
interim, been functioning in an unofficial capacity and 
producing excellent results. The concept has provided a 
more direct concentration on these problems, i.e., 
surveillances, arrests, prosecutions, etc., in the best interests 
of the citizens of the community. This department is look- 
ing forward to the official full-time implementation of this 
squad. 



Auto Theft School 4 men 

Firearms Recertification for Instructors 1 man 

FBI — Firearms Training School 1 man 

Stakeouts, Surveillance & Undercover Techniques2 men 

Defensive Tactics School 1 man 

Officer Survival School 3 men 

First Responder Instructor Recertification School 1 man 
Matron Training School 2 women 

Advanced Investigation Techniques 2 men 

Shotgun Instructor School 1 man 

Self Defense for Women 2 women 

Civil Rights Violation 2 men 

Rape Investigation School 1 man 

DWI — Vehicular Homicide School 4 men 

Spanish for Police Officers 3 men 

Courtroom Testimony & Procedure 2 men 

Ford Cruisers School 1 man 

Victim Abuse — Advanced Investigation School 1 man 

At the present time 25 members of the Police Depart- 
ment have received college degrees to date, and 12 addi- 
tional officers are presently enrolled in degree colleges and 
universities. 

This year, as in the past several years, the Town was 
able to save several thousand dollars by purchasing new 
Police Cruisers through the Greater Boston Police Council. 

I would like to express my sincerest appreciation to the 
Board of Selectmen and all town officials, departments, 
and committees for the excellent cooperation given to the 
Police Department and also congratulate all police and 
civilian personnel of this department for once again, main- 
taining their high performance standards. 

Sincerely, 

Raymond P. McKeon 
Chief of Police 



SCHOOLS ATTENDED IN 1984 

On-Scene Accident Investigation School 1 man 

Vice & Narcotics School 2 men 

Computer Crimes 3 men 

Counterfeit & Forgery School 1 man 

Use of Sobriety Checkpoint 2 men 

Drug Abuse School 1 man 

Civil Liability School 4 men 

Drug Investigation School 3 men 

Drug Raid Planning 1 man 

Radar School 3 men 

Command & Control Hostage School 1 man 

Hostage Rescue Operation 1 man 

33MM Photos used in Crime 2 men 

Search & Seizure 1 man 

Basic Accident School 4 men 

Prevention of Suicides 1 man 

Sexual Victimization of Children 2 men 

Suicide Prevention 6 men 

Bomb Investigation 4 men 

Child Sexual Abuse 1 man 

Victim Abuse School 5 men 



AUXILIARY POLICE 

During 1984, the Auxiliary Police Unit participated in 
several events, Elks Road Race, Boston Marathon, local 
road races, Memorial Day Parade, July 4th Parade and 
festivities, Middlesex County Kennel Club Dog Show, 
Chelmsford High School Graduation. The Auxiliary also 
assisted the regular police officers at numerous accidents. 

The Auxiliary had six officers graduate from the Mass- 
achusetts Criminal Justice Training Council Reserve Of- 
ficers Academy and we currently have three more officers 
scheduled to attend. The academy meets 3 hours a week 
for 14 weeks and covers Criminal and Motor Vehicle Laws, 
traffic control, report writing, and police procedures. The 
officers are certified in CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resusci- 
tation), First Aid and Firearms. The In-Service training 
program at the Auxiliary is also continuing monthly with 
training in firearms, various training films, recertification 
of all members in CPR. 



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Operation House Check operated 175 nights and the 
unit checked 4,200 vacant homes and 3,850 school and 
town property locations. The Auxiliary Cruiser's covered 
25,000 miles during their assigned duties. The men and 
the women of the Auxiliary donated 5,400 hours to the 
town over the past year. 

As in the past we are again sponsoring the Boy Scout 
Law Enforcement Unit #370. These young men and 
women also donate their time and energy to the Town by 
assisting the Auxiliary Officers at many of the events we 
assist at. The unit meets at the Auxiliary building and we 
assist them with training, and coordinating their activities. 

I would like to thank the Chief and Deputy Chiefs for 
their confidence and assistance with the Auxiliary Police 
Unit. I would like to thank all Officers of the Police Depart- 
ment for their support and assistance over the past year. 

ROSTER 

Director: 

Sergeant Raymond McCusker 
Chelmsford Police Department 

Co-Ordinator: 

Basil Larkin, Sergeant (Retired) 
Chelmsford Police Department 



Daniel Ahern 
Elizabeth Berger 
Kenneth Berger 
Richard Carkin 
Neal Casales 
Carol Dearborn 
Larry Dillon 
Paul Ericksen 
Eric Gordon 
Alan Grekula 
Ellen Klimm 



Robert Klimm 
Frederick Meehan 
Erik Merrill 
Edward Norton 
David Perry 
Bradford Poole 
James GHiinn 
Dave Ramsay 
Ralph Roscoe 
Susyn Stecchi 
Paul Villare 



ANIMAL INSPECTORS REPORT 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Dear Board: 

The following is the animal inspection report for the 
year 1984. 



Number dog bites 
Number of bovine 
Number of equine 
Number of swine 



14 
48 

77 
7 

Respectfully submitted. 

Martin A. Gruber, DVM 



BOARD OF APPEALS 

Members 

Daniel Burke, Chairman Robert Kydd, Vice Chairman 

Eileen Duffy Gustave Fallgren 

Harold Organ, Jr. 



Denis Valdinocci 



Alternates 
Kenneth Davis 

Clerk 

Marjorie Hennessy 



Robert Scharn 



Hearing Statistics: 

Total 

Variances 54 

Special Permits 32 

Total 86 



Granted 

39 
24 

63 



Denied 

14 
4 

18 



Withdrawn 
2 

3 



In 1984 the majority of hearings have continued to be 
commercial/industrial property, home occupations, addi- 
tions and zoning violations found when lending institutions 
require conformance to the zoning bylaw prior to issuing 
mortgages. 

On behalf of the Board, I would like to take this oppor- 
tunity to thank all Town Boards and Officials for their 
cooperation during 1984. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Daniel W. Burke, Chairman 



CABLE COMMISSION 



Annual Report - 1984 



Members of 

Richard Stc. Marie 
Norman C. Locke 

John Fisher 
Walter Kivlan 
Marianne Paresky 
Gary Francis 
Ford Cavallari 
Jacob Sartz 
Patt Moser 

Elizabeth Kopicko 



the Commission 

Chairman 

Vice Chairman and 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

Member 

Member 

Alternate Member 

Alternate Member 

Alternate Member 

Director, Community TV 

(non-voting) 

Recording Secretary 



Cable Commissions activities for 1984 were primarily 
concerned with attempts to obtain reasonable and 
realistic responses from Colony Communications (parent 
company of Lowell Cable Inc.) on the necessity for con- 
tinuing rate increases and changes in program services. 
In all instances the company responded by saying such in- 
creases and changes were justified by spiraling costs and 
viewer desires. The latter were determined, so stated, by 



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responses to subscriber surveys. In addition, no detailed 
accounting of the reasons for "spiraling costs" has been 
forthcoming. The commission's efforts have been serious- 
ly hampered by federal legislation that prevents cities and 
towns from having an effective voice in the operations of 
franchises which they grant to cable operators. 

The commission secretary was appointed to and served 
on a committee established by the Massachusetts Cable 
Commission to establish guidelines for possible state 
legislation which would protect and guarantee 
subscriber's rights in respect to billing, service and pro- 
gramming practices carried on by cable companies 
operating in Massachusetts. 

The commission members worked in cooperation with 
the members of the School Committee and School Ad- 
ministration to establish a revised set of administrative 
procedures which would better facilitate the operation of 
Chelmsford's Cable 43, and extend their congratulations 
to the channel's director and staff for their continuing 
and successful efforts in making Cable 43 a premium 
channel of which the town can justifiably be proud. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Norman C. Locke 
Vice Chairman and Secretary 



CELEBRATIONS COMMITTEE 



Walter R. Hedlund, 
Dana Caffelle 
Raymond Day 



Chairman 

James K. Gifford 
Charles Marderosian 



CIVIL DEFENSE COMMITTEE 



Walter R. Hedlund, Director 



Kathryan Brough 
Melvin dejager 
George R. Dixon 
Raymond Day 



Depty. PennrynD. Fitts 

William W. Edge 

Capt. Charles S. Galloway 

Donald Savage 



The Civil Defense Committee (Office of Emergency 
Preparedness) which meets the 2nd. Tuesday of each 
month, preparing all necessary reports and papers for the 
State and Federal Emergency Management Agencies, for 
matching funds and surplus equipment. Various surplus 
equipment has been obtained from the Mass. Surplus 
Warehouse in Taunton. 

Many volunteer hours were spent by members of the 
committee attending schools and seminar's on 
Radiological, Hazardous Materials, Natural Disaster's 
Amateur Radio and Emergency Preparadness. 

The Chelmsford Emergency Operating Center 
(E.O.C.), located in basement of the Town Offices is 
nearing completion. 

We wish to thank the Board of Selectmen, Executive 
Secretary and all Department Heads and personnel for 
their cooperation this past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Walter R. Hedlund, 
Emergency Coordinator 



The Celebrations Committee once again coordinated 
and made preparations for the 1984 Annual Fourth of Ju- 
ly Celebration, once again thanks goes to the Chelmsford 
Lodge of Elks No. 2310 for funding and organizing the 
Annual Parade. The Chelmsford Lions Club for their ef- 
forts, planning and funding of a successful Annual Coun- 
ty Fair on the common, the Chelmsford Arts Society for 
the Arts Festival , to the various churches in the Common 
Area for their various activities and use of their parking 
areas, and all Town organizations that participated. 
Thanks to State Representative Bruce Freeman and 
Mass. Electric Company for a permanent light pole, 
special thanks to Chelmsford Lions Club and Chelmsford 
Rotary Club for funding of new electrical equipment. We 
acknowledge and thank the efforts of the Police, Fire, 
Park and Public Works Departments for their assistance 
and cooperation, during the successful two day Celebra- 
tion. Special thanks for the many volunteer hours by the 
Chelmsford Auxiliary Police and their Explorers Troop. 

The committee is now in the process of coordinating 
with the Chelmsford Lodge of Elks and Chelmsford Lions 
Club for the Annual 1985 Fourth of July Celebration. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Walter R. Hedlund, Chairman 



CONSERVATION COMMISSION 



Members 

James McBride 
John Droescher 
Charles Galloway 
Judith Hass 
Henry McEnaney 
Karen Flynn 
John Scott 
Marjorie Hennessy 



Term 
Responsibilities Exp. 

Chairman 1985 

Wetlands 1987 

Clerk & Reservation Mgt. 1985 

Land Acquisition 1987 

Reservation Mgt. 1985 

Wetlands 1986 

Treasurer & Land Acquisition 1985 
Secretary 



The Conservation Commission continues to keep as its 
primary goal the preservation of the natural and desirable 
aspects of the Town of Chelmsford. 

The duties associated with the local administration of 
the Wetlands Protection Act easily absorb most of the time 
and effort of the Commission members. A total of sixteen 
public hearings were held this year in accordance with 
Chapter 131, Section 40 of the Massachusetts General 
Laws. After careful review of each proposed plan, the 
Commission issued sixteen Orders of Conditions. Sixteen 
hearings were also held for Determination of Applicabi- 



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lity of the Wetlands Protection Act and negative Deter- 
minations were issued, some with special conditions. 

Community involvement in advising the Commission 
when wetlands transgressions begin to happen has been a 
tremendous help in assisting the Commission with the pro- 
tection of the Town's wetland areas. 

Cooperation between Town Boards has enabled the 
Commission to inform a developer at the beginning stages 
of the development that a filing with the Commission 
would be necessary. This helps to avoid costly and un- 
necessary expenses on the part of the Town and the 
developer. 

The Conservation Commission has made no new land 
acquisitions this year but is in the process of pursuing some 
in the future. 

The Commission continues to not only maintain the local 
reservations but is constandy trying to find ways to upgrade 
these natural areas. At the present time the Commission 
has hired a professional forester to up-grade the Thanks- 
giving Forest on Mill Road. 



CHELMSFORD COUNCIL ON AGING 

The Council on Aging worked throughout 1984 to im- 
prove the quality of life for Chelmsford's older residents. 
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month 
at 3:00 P.M.. and are open to the public. The Council on 
Aging has administrative and activity space at the Louise 
Bishop Senior Center. Although the size of the facility 
limits activities, it is felt that important progress has been 
made in defining its role as a focal point for services. 

Some of the programs and activities which were 
available regularly during the year at the Senior Center 
include the Council on Aging bus service, respite care, 
health education, outreach, crafts, volunteer oppor- 
tunities, reservations for the McCarthy lunch program, 
meals on wheels, fuel assistance, senior companionship, 
photo identification, income tax assistance, podiatry and 
hearing screening clinics. Other programs which were 
successful during the year include the Town-wide survey 
of older residents, exercise and dance classes, flu and 
pneumonia clinics, widows and widowers group, the 
Jaycee barbecue, Silver Haired Legislature, and a special 
mid-day forum held in cooperation with the public 
library. 

The Senior Center also served as a link in the network 
of community programs and agencies which assist the 
elderly. As a participating member of the Elder Services 
of the Merrimack Valley, many frail elderly residents 
received supportive services in their homes, including 
case management, home maker, home health aid, chore, 
guardianship and protective services. Elder Services also 
funded legal services and elderly health maintenance pro- 
grams which assisted residents in 1984. 



The Council on Aging was able to reach out to many 
homebound residents through the efforts of the Senior 
Aides assigned to Chelmsford. Many thanks to Lois Man- 
ty, Helen Palmgren and Gerrie Mcintosh, who provided 
a helping hand to their many clients throughout the year. 
The Council would like to thank Mildred Becker and 
Esther Christensen, who also worked as Senior Aides dur- 
ing part of the year. 

The Council on Aging lost the valuable input of several 
members who resigned in 1984. Long time member 
Lillian Gould resigned due to health reasons. The Coun- 
cil also lost other members Paul Bartel, Halvah Peterson 
and Barbara Renison, who resigned because of other 
commitments. New members Annette Holtzman, Ashton 
Ricker and Fern Ricker were appointed to fill vacancies. 

In the coming year the Council will continue to imple- 
ment new programs and promote individual input in 
order to be responsive to the community's needs. The 
need for a larger facility where all of the programs for 
older residents can be centrally located is a priority. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Christina Ahern, Chairman 

Paul O. Dube, Vice-Chairman 

Allen Bennett, Treasurer 

Kathleen McDonald, Secretary 

Esther Christensen 

John Cryan 

Annette Holtzman 

Howard Moore 

Fern Ricker 

Ashton Ricker 



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CULTURAL COUNCIL 



Current Members 



Marion Gould — Chairperson 
Bonnie Wilder — Vice Chairperson 
June Fraser — Treasurer 



Corresponding Secretary 
Recording Secretary 



Flavia Cigliano 
Pat Fitzpatrick 
Joy Chadwick 
Ted Jones 
Bill Baird 
Rachel Vondal 

Meetings 



The 2nd Monday of each month. 

The 2nd and 4th Mondays — April and October 

The Chelmsford Cultural Council is looking forward to 
another productive year with a full nine-member Board. 
The ongoing use of the Old Town Hall by cultural groups 
has been well received and hopefully will continue with 
even more activities planned for 1985. 

Three resignations were accepted this year: 

Julie Gagnon for personal reasons. 

Alice Gossett for illness. 

Kay Sullivan for personal reasons. 

Five new members were welcomed: 



Joy Chadwick 
Ted Jones 
June Frr,ser 



Bill Baird 
Rachel Vondal 



Our Bylaws were approved by the Selectmen and 
specific Guidelines were adopted for Mass. Lottery ap- 
plicants. 

Mass Arts Lottery Funding — Twice Yearly 

July, 1984 — 14 applicants applied for $14,940. 
Chelmsford's allotment — $6,286. 
10 applicants were recommended, 10 approved by the 
State 

January, 1985 — 10 applicants applied for $15,303. 

Chelmsford's allotment — $6,318. 
10 applicants were recommended, 9 approved by the 
State 

Five Council Members attended the September 22nd 
Arts Lottery Convention in Auburn for the purpose of 
communicating with other cultural councils across the 
State. 

A very successful Telethon was conducted on 
November 12th from Noon to Midnight for the purpose 
of raising funds to provide for a piano, chairs and sound 
and lighting equipment for the Old Town Hall Cultural 



Center. The Committee, chaired by Brad Emerson, pro- 
vided continuous entertainment on Cable 43 and realized 
pledges of more than $4,000 for the benefit of the Old 
Town Hall. 

DOG OFFICER 

The following is a report of my services as Dog Officer 
for the year ending December 31, 1984. 



Stray dogs picked up 

Lost dogs returned to owners 

Stray dogs sold as pets 

Stray dogs sent to Lowell Humane 

Calls received 

Calls investigated 

Dead animals picked up 

Miles traveled 

Dogs licensed in 1984 



182 

129 

7 

46 

2,760 

1,612 

412 

19,964 

2,769 



Respectfully submitted, 

Neal C. Stanley, II 
Dog Officer 

HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

The Historical Commission completed and submitted 
to the Massachusetts Historical Commission inventories 
on several historic properties in Chelmsford. An article 
was presented and approved at the Town Meeting 
designating a portion of Mill Road a scenic road. The 
Commission looks forward to working with the citizens of 
Chelmsford in the historical research of the town with the 
goal of preserving Chelmsford's historic heritage. 

Martha P. Sanders, Chairman 

Jane Drury 

J. Perry Richardson 

Joseph Kopycinski 

Stephen Stowell 

D. Lawrence Fadjo 

Florence Gullion 

INSECT PEST CONTROL 
DEPARTMENT 

The department has continued with the removal of the 
dead oak and elm trees resulting from the past Gypsy 
Moth infestation as well as the Dutch Elm disease. Each 
year we hope for less removals but as yet we haven't seen 
it. 

With the assistance of the State workers, and equip- 
ment for a week, the department was able to spray a 
minimal amount of poison ivy. I feel the program should 
continue on a limited basis 

Respectfully submitted, 

Richard J. Day 



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NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL 
HIGH SCHOOL 

Serving the Towns of Chelmsford, Groton, Littleton, 
Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend and Westford. 

DISTRICT SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Cecile Stefanski, Chairman Westford 

Augustine Kish, Vice-Chairman Littleton 

Irene Machemer, Secretary Townsend 

Jane Barry Groton 

Randolph Brumagim Chelmsford 

William Buxton Pepperell 

Stratos Dukakis Chelmsford 

Robert Manning Shirley 

Charlotte Scott Westford 

Davis Snow Chelmsford 

ALTERNATES 



Harvey Atkins, Jr. 


Littleton 


Thomas Carey 


Chelmsford 


Kevin Finnegan 


Westford 


Edward Mitchell 


Townsend 


L. Peter Noddin 


Shirley 


Jordan Waugh 


Groton 


Paul Wright 


Pepperell 


ADMINISTRATION 


Bemholdt Nystrom 


Superintendent -Director 


Charles Valera 


Assistant Director/ Principal 


David McLaughlin 


Assistant Director/Vocational 


Paul Royte 


Director of Pupil Personnel 


Thomas Eng 


Dean of Students 


Nashoba Valley Technical High School's enrollment as 


of October 1, 1984 was as 


i follows: 


Chelmsford 


233 


Groton 


77 


Littleton 


71 


Pepperell 


99 


Shirley 


80 


Townsend 


79 


Westford 


203 


Tuitioned 


3 



Total 



842 



Nashoba Valley Technical High School was designed 
and built for a capacity of 800 students. With more and 
more students opting for vocational training, we feel con- 
fident that the school district will be able to maintain its 
capacity enrollment. Over the past decade, the record of 
employment for our graduates has averaged approximately 
95%. Each year qualified seniors may elect to take advan- 
tage of our Co-op Training Program which allows senior 
students to work in industry during their shop weeks and 
receive valuable training in their chosen fields as well as 
a salary. 

Nashoba Valley Technical High School is accredited by 
the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. 
and provides its students with on-the-job training, saleable 
skills, co-op program, high school diploma, trade cer- 



tificate and an opportunity for further education and job 
placement. 

The following programs are offered at Nashoba Tech: 

Technical Programs 

Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Electronics 

Auto Body Horticulture/ Landscaping 

Automotive Machine 

Baking Medical Occupations 

Carpentry Metal Fabrication 

Culinary Arts Painting and Decorating 

Data Processing Plumbing and Heating 

Drafting Printing 

Electrical Welding 

Academic Programs 
English Geometry 

Social Studies Trigonometry 

U.S. History Advanced Mathematics 

Consumer Education Biology 

General Mathematics Physics 

Algebra Chemistry 

How to Start Your Own Business 

In addition to the technical and academic programs, 
a full Inter-scholastic Athletic Program is offered to the 
students. 

PERSONNEL BOARD 



The Personnel Board is composed of three members, 
two of whom are appointed by the Town Moderator. The 
third member of the Board is elected by non-union town 
employees. Current members are Mr. Alan Murphy, 
Chairman, Mr. J. Rene Scutt and Mr. Pennryn Fitts. The 
clerk to the Board is Ms. Elizabeth Kopicko who replaced 
Ms. Bernice O'Neil. Ms. O'Neil had worked with the 
Board for over fifteen years. Mr. Murphy has served as 
chairman since July 1980. Regular meetings of the Board 
are held on the first Monday night of each month at the 
Town Hall. 

The purpose of the Board is to formulate and imple- 
ment policy regarding personnel administrative prac- 
tices, wages, benefits, performance evaluations, job 
descriptions and organization changes. In addition, the 
Board maintains personnel records and approves starting 
salaries, salary increases and promotions. 

During 1984, the Board recommended and the Town 
Meeting approved the second phase of a new salary 
classification plan that will insure equal pay for equal 
work. By-law changes were approved which now provide 
additional benefits to employees under the jurisdiction of 
the Board that were already enjoyed by other town 
employees. Work was also completed on an extensive 
salary survey, the results of which formed the basis of by- 
law changes to be presented at the 1985 Town Meeting. 

During 1985. the Board will work closely with all town 
departments to implement personnel practices in a way 



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that is fair and equitable to town employees. The Board 
will also review existing personnel policies and procedures 
so that the town can continue to attract and maintain 
highly skilled and motivated employees. 

RECREATION COMMISSION 
COMMISSION MEMBERS 



Gerald Coutu 
Jack Bilodeau 
Harry Ayotte 
Robert Charpentier 
Bruce MacDonald 
Paul Murphy 
Joan Murray 
David Roberts 
Evelyn Newman 



Chairman 

Vice Chairman 

Member 

Member 

Member 

Member 

Member 

Member 

Part-time Clerk 



The Chelmsford Recreation Commission is composed 
of a maximum of eight members appointed by the Board 
of Selectmen. It is charged with the responsibility of 
developing, administering and supporting programs and 
facilities designed to fill the recreation needs of the 
residents of the Town. 

The major portion of the Commission's activities is, 
and always has been, connected with organized youth ac- 
tivities. A corps of dedicated volunteers runs these pro- 
grams, most of which provide athletic activities for youths 
from six to eighteen years of age. The Commission pro- 
vides very limited funding for these activities; its main 
contribution to their success is as a liaison between the 
organizations and other Town authorities, including the 
School Committee, the Board of Selectmen, the Parks 
Department and the Varney Commission. 

Indeed, the success of these youth activities would not 
be possible without the continued cooperation of these 
community authorities. Their gracious cooperation with 
the Commission and the organizations it supports is 
gratefully appreciated. 

The overall Summer Program was expanded to meet 
the increased demands for Summer services with the 
following activities being offered throughout the Summer 
months: Physical Education, outside and inside Basket- 
ball, Tennis lessons, Playground Programs at Varney 
Playground and at the Westlands School, a Swim and 
Swimming Lessons Program at Crystal Lake, Cross Coun- 
try and Track and Field at the High School Track. A 
seven-week series of free programs for children is offered 
on Wednesday mornings throughout the Summer at the 
Town Offices gymnasium. A series of Concerts on the 
Common by the Chelmsford Community Band takes 
place on Tuesday evenings throughout the Summer. 

Funds were applied for and approved by the 
Massachusetts Executive Offices of Environmental Affairs 
to develop a community park and recreational facility at 
the Southwell property adjacent to the Merrimack River 
in North Chelmsford. A Committee was formed to 
prioritize the needs at Southwell Fields and it is an- 
ticipated that the project will be completed by late Fall of 
1985 or early Spring of 1986. 



SIGN ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

The Sign Advisory Committee has met on a monthly 
basis for the past year. Since its inception we have tried, 
in conjunction with the Building Inspector, to promote 
business in Town through aesthetics and to rid the Town 
of visual pollution. We feel that through our Committee 
and continual monitoring the Town will be helped to 
maintain and improve the appearance that is desired by 
the residents. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Deborah Dion 

Chairman 



DEPARTMENT OF 
VETERANS' SERVICES 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen and the 
residents of the Town of Chelmsford, I am submitting the 
Annual Report from this department, As Veterans' 
Agent and Investigator for the period December 31, 1983 
thru December 31, 1984. 

The effectiveness of Chapter 115 continues to prove 
itself as a praiseworthy effort in alleviating suffering, 
financial anxiety and a valuable sociological framework 
within which to operate. 

The Veterans' Service Department serves as a one-stop 
center for veterans and their dependents, in addition to 
our duties to aid, assist and advise as stated in Chapter 
115 of MGL. This office counsels, files claims, explores 
every avenue of resource and revenue. 

VETERANS' SERVICES, 
FEDERAL EXPENDITURES 



Recipients aided (ordinary benefits) 

Medically aided 

Fuel assistance 

Investigations 

Services to others under the Code of Human 
Services 

Disability Compensation and Widow's Pension 
applications 

Screening and Assistance-Social Security 
Disability, Social Security Supplemental In- 
come for the Aged, Blind or Disabled 

Hospitalization-Out patient aid and assistance 

Veterans Administration and State Hospital 
Medical and Psychiatric admissions 

Counselling for V.A. pension, medicaid, 
medicare, champus, medical insurance, 
geriatrics and V.A. questionnaire filing 

Bonus application filing assistance 

Vocational schools and Vocation rehabilitation 

Application assistance on-the-job training 

V.A. service and non-service connected 
disabilities, widow's pensions, school assist- 
ance for dependent children, Civil Service 



305 
100 
248 
728 

410 

106 



64 
285 

32 



330 
18 

208 
10 



110 



retirements, life insurance awards, Social 
Security retirements, disabilities and sup- 
plemental income 
Appointments (Power of Attorney) 



225 

354 



As Veterans' Agent, I am a member of the Middlesex 
County Veteran Service Agents Association, Executive 
Board of Massachusetts Veterans' Agents Association and 
American Society of Notaries. Veteran Services wishes to 
thank the Board of Selectmen, Town Officials, Veterans 
Organizations. "Spirit of Christmas" church group. 
Town Employees and Civic organizations for their kind 
assistance and cooperation during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mary K. McAuliffe LSW 
Veterans' Agent 

VETERANS' EMERGENCY FUND 
COMMITTEE 

The Veterans' Emergency Fund Committee received 
no applications for assistance during 1984. It is believed 
that due to excellent conditions in the economy of 
Chelmsford and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
the need, by Veterans of World War II, for personal 
assistance, was not substantial enough to warrant the fil- 
ing of applications. 

Applications usually are presented to the Office of the 
Veterans' Agent at the Town Office Building, after which 
the committee makes an in depth investigation of the 
need. 

If the application is approved for assistance, and in 
most instances this does occur, aid is given in the form of 
material grants. No cash payments are ever authorized 
for the applicant. 

The fund was established by Town Meeting Vote in 
1947 and numerous applications have been received 
through the years and needed help was given. The fund is 
administered by veterans of World War II. 

For the first time since the fund was established, the 
assets have increased beyond the $10,000. figure. A 
Treasurer's Report may be viewed in the Annual Town 
Report. Funds consist of a regular savings account, and a 
Term Deposit Certificate, presently earning at the rate of 
10.2%. 

One new member, Russell E. Starck, was appointed 
during 1984 as the representative from Precinct 9, to 
replace Charles F. McEnnis, who moved away from 
Chelmsford. 

The list of names of the present members of the com- 
mittee follows, in the event that future applicants for 
assistance may wish to submit their requests for informa- 
tion. 



Precinct 1: 

Robert E. Donaldson 
Precinct 2: 

Russell S. Butterfield 
Precinct 3: 

James J. Walker 
Precinct 4: 

John J. McNulty 
Precinct 5: 

George F. Waite 
Precinct 6: 

Alfred H. Coburn 



Precinct 7: 

Carl J. Lebedzinski 
Precinct 8: 

Herbert T. Knutson 
Precinct 9: 

Russell E. Starck 
Precinct 10: 

Melvin P. dejager 
Precinct 11: 

Harold C. Giffin 
Precinct 12: 

Robert T. Clough 



The Committee wishes to extend its appreciation to 
various other town officials who have assisted during the 
past year. 

Respectfully yours, 

Veteran's Emergency Fund Committee 
of the Town of Chelmsford 

Alfred H. Coburn, Chairman 



VETERANS' EMERGENCY FUND 

Treasurer's Report to the Board of Selectmen 

January 1st, 1984 through December 31, 1984 

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 



Balance on Hand as of January 1. 1984 $9,706.49 

Add Receipts: 

The Central Savings Bank. Lowell. 

Mass. Interest 359.24 

The Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank. 
Lowell. Mass. 
Interest: 367.05 

Total Interest: 726.29 

Total Balance on Hand as of January 1. 1983 . 

and Receipts: 10,432.78 

Deduct Disbursements: None 

Balance on Hand as of December 31, 1983: 10,432.78 

ASSETS 

Central Savings Bank. Lowell, Mass. Acct. 0128790 $6,696.74 

Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank. Lowell, Mass. 
Term Deposit Certificate, Acct. #440007431 3,736.04 

$10,432.78 

LIABILITIES 
Total Liabilities: $ None 

Total Assets. Less Liabilities: i $10,432.78 



Respectfully yours, 

Town of Chelmsford 
Veterans' Emergency Fund Committee 

Alfred H. Coburn, Treasurer 



INDEX 

Page 

Application for Appointments to Town Committees 113 

Appointed Town Officials 93 

Board of Appeals 104 

Board of Assessors 71 

Board of Registrars 76 

Board of Selectmen 4 

Cable TV Commission 104 

Cemetery Commission 71 

Civil Defense Commission 105 

Conservation Commission 105 

Council on Aging 106 

Cultural Council 107 

Department of Veteran's Services 109 

Dog Officer 107 

Elected Town Officials 3 

Fire Department 99 

General Information 2 

Health Department 72 

Highway Department 1 00 

Historical Commission 107 

Housing Authority 74 

Insect Pest Control 107 

Inspector of Animals 1 04 

Inspector of Buildings 98 

Nashoba Valley Technical High School 108 

Park Department 74 

Personnel Board 108 

Planning Board 74 

Police Department 102 

Police — Auxiliary 103 

Public Libraries 75 

Recreation Commission 109 

School Committee 77 

Sewer Commission 92 

Sign Advisory Committee 109 

Town Accountant 94 

Town Celebrations 105 

Town Clerk 6 

Adjourned Special Town Meeting January 9, 1984 7 

Town Warrant for Presidential Primary March 13, 1984 9 

Democratic Presidential Primary Results 10 

Republican Presidential Primary Results 11 

Warrant for Annual Town Meeting April 7, 1984 and April 30, 1984 12 

Town Election Results 30 

Annual Town Meeting April 30, 1984 32 

Adjourned Annual Town Meeting May 7, 1984 39 

Adjourned Annual Town Meeting May 14, 1984 42 

Adjourned Annual Town Meeting May 21 , 1984 47 

Warrant for Special Town Meeting May 14, 1984 56 

Town Warrant for State Primary Election September 18, 1984 57 

Republican Primary Election Results 58 

Democratic Primary Election Results 59 

Town Warrant for State Election November 6, 1984 60 

State Election Results 61 

Warrant for Special Town Meeting November 19, 1984 62 

Special Town Meeting November 19, 1984 66 

Town Directory Back Cover 

Treasurer/Tax Collector 92 

Veterans' Emergency Fund Committee 110 



TOWN DIRECTORY 



Accounting: 256-3621 
Assessors: 256-2031 
Board of Appeals Clerk: 256-7164 
Building Inspector: 256-8346 

(Yard Sales. Kennel Permits & Bldg. Permits) 
Cemetery Garage: 256-8671 
Community Teamwork: 459-0551 
Conservation Commission: 256-7164 
Council on Aging: 256-0013 

Dog Officer: 256-3549 (Police Station: 256-0754) 
Fire Department: 256-2543 
Gas Inspector: 256-8347 
Health Department: 256-2061 
Highway Department: 256-2161 

Garage: 251-4841 
High School. Richardson Rd.: 251-8792 
Housing Authority. Wilson St.: 256-7425 
Housing for the Elderly. Wilson St.: 256-7425 
Libraries: Adams-256-5521 ; McKay- 251-3212 
Massachusetts Electric Co.: 459-1431 
Park Department Garage: 256-5073 
Planning Board Clerk: 256-6491 
Plumbing Inspector: 453-2746 
Police Department: 256-2521 
Post Office (Center): 256-2361 
Recreation Comm: 256 2441 
Registry of Deeds: 458-8474 
Registry of Motor Vehicles: 459 9397 
School Dept.. 75 Graniteville Rd. 251-4981 
Selectmen: 256-2441 
Town Aide: 256-0013 
Town Clerk: 256-4104 
Treasurer/Tax Collector: 256-2122 
Veterans' Agent: 256-8713 
Water Department (Center): 256-2381 
Welcome Wagon: 256 0847 



Welfare: 454-8061. 33 Middle St. Lowell 

Wiring Inspector: 256-8347 

24-hr. Juror Hot Line (Toll Free) 800-792-5117 

POLL LOCATIONS FOR ELECTIONS: 

Precinct 1: Town Offices, 50 Billerica Rd. 

Precinct 2: North Congregational Church, Shaw Street 

Precinct 3: Parker School. Graniteville Rd. 

Precinct 4: East School, Carlisle St. 

Precinct 5: Byam School. Maple Rd. 

Precinct 6: Westlands School. Dalton Rd. 

Precinct 7; North Congregational Church. Shaw Street 

Precinct 8: Small Gymnasium. McCarthy 

Junior High School 
Precinct 9: South. Row School. Boston Rd. 
Precinct 10: South Row School, Boston Rd. 
Precinct 11: Westlands School, Dalton Rd. 
Precinct 12: Small Gymnasium. McCarthy 

Junior High School 
Senators Edward Kennedy & John F. Kerry 
JFK Federal Building. Government Center. 
Boston, MA 02203 

Russell Office Bldg. Washington. D.C. 20510 
Rep. Bruce Freeman: Room 146. State House, Boston. 
MA 02133 727-2560 (Office) 
Home: 7 Kenwood St.. Chelmsford. 256-2944 
Senator Carol Amick: Room 416A, State House. 
Boston. MA 02133 722-1571 (Office) 
Home: 18 Crescent Rd.. Bedford. 275-2644 
Congressman Chester G. Atkins 
Cannon Office Bldg.. Washington. D.C. 
Middlesex County Commissioners: 494-4100 
Superior Courthouse. E. Cambridge. MA 02141